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Not Only Did I Use Steroids, 20% of All College Players Did, Too, Former NFL Star Tells BlogTalkRadio

Three days ago on Showtime’s Inside the NFL, Tony Mandarich, who played three seasons with the Green Bay Packers, admitted he used steroids while running the field for Michigan State back in the 80s.

Now he’s indicting an enormous chuck of his fellow college players for the same sin.

Two out of ten college players "shot" to the top with me.

Mandarich: Twenty percent of all college players shot up with me.

On the Oct. 3 edition of BlogTalkRadio’s All Access Football, Tony told host Rick Serritella that two out of every ten players injected as well.

Here’s precisely what Tony, who’s working on a book about his steroid use that’s scheduled to be published in March 2009, said to Rick:

RICK SERRITELLA: How about when you were playing – when you had the shoulder pads on 20 years ago – would you feel comfortable putting a percentage on the amount of players you saw using steroids, would you feel comfortable doing that?

TONY MANDRICH: As far as in college football?

RS: Sure.

TM: I would say, ahm, 20 percent. So I would say two out of every ten. So if you have 100 on your team, I would say 20.  I would say 20 percent would be a good, average of how many players were on it.  Now, that’s for when I played.

To hear Tony’s full interview, click here.