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Former NCAA All American MSU & 2nd overall NFL Draft pick
Tony Mandarich, 23 years sober, still can't escape 'incredible bust' moniker
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., — Tony Mandarich took eight pills with his coffee that cold spring morning.
They were potent painkillers, habit-forming. He'd learned the second part the hard way.
They were blue gel capsules. He never forgot that detail. Over the previous four days, the former Michigan State football star had taken roughly 10 of them a day, well below his normal dosage, which nearly reached triple digits during his heyday.