Former Spartan Admits to Steroid Use While at MSU

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former NFL draft bust Tony Mandarich (MAN'-duh-rich) says he used steroids at Michigan State and faked a drug test before the 1988 Rose Bowl.
He also says during an interview on "Inside the NFL" that will air Wednesday on Showtime that he did not use steroids in the NFL but was addicted to alcohol and painkillers.
Mandarich says he provided a fake urine sample to evade detection before the '88 Rose Bowl in which Michigan State beat Southern California 20-17. Mandarich says he can't confirm a report that other players did the same.
The offensive lineman was the second overall pick in 1989 by the Packers. He lasted just three years with Green Bay amid rumors of steroid use.


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