Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's official: Tony Mandarich reveals addiction

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that former first-round pick Tony Mandarich admitted to his addictions. The newspaper reports:
    Tony Mandarich, who was taken No. 2 overall by the Packers in the 1989 draft, says in an interview he was addicted to alcohol and painkillers the entire time he played in Green Bay.
    Mandarich also admits for the first time he used anabolic steroids while he played at Michigan State.
As was reported here last week, it appeared that Mandarich was ready to admit his drug use. Last week we revealed that he had a book coming out in March of 2009 called “My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & God.” The Milwaukee newspaper writes:
    Mandarich made these revelations during an interview with Armen Keteyian, the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News. That interview is to air Wednesday night on Showtime's "Inside the NFL," a program produced by CBS Sports.
On his web site promoting the book, Mandarich wrote:
    Tony Mandarich has lived a life full of controversy, allegations of steroid use & adversity. In his new book to be released in March 2009 the 20th anniversary of that infamous NFL draft, he tells all about what he did, what happened, and what he is doing today. The book title is “My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & God - The Tony Mandarich Story” Opt into the e-mail list to win an personalized autographed copy.

Here's a video promoting his book.


Hollis said...

Mandarich seems like a decent guy...hope he gets stuff turned around.

He's a huge boy though. He kinda looks like BCN from Nuttcups. I bet BCN got into steroids in prison: http://tinyurl.com/457kol

Anonymous said...

Full version interview of Tony Mandarich in which he talked about steroids and which is not shown on TV, I watched here:
After watching it becomes clear why is not shown on TV
Highly recommended!

Adam said...

Mandarich admitted to using steroids at Michigan State and faking a drug test before the 1988 Rose Bowl. He had long been suspected of using steroids, but he never admitted to it and never failed a drug test. Mandarich denied using steroids in the NFL but was addicted to alcohol and painkillers. He spent his first three years in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers spaced out on pain killers and alcohol.


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