by Bruce Ciskie
The cover of Sports Illustrated's April 24, 1989 issue featured NFL prospect Tony Mandarich, a massive offensive tackle from Michigan State. Mandarich was dubbed "the best offensive line prospect ever." Rick Telander wrote the cover story, titled "The Big Enchilada", in which he described Mandarich's workout routine and published Mandarich's denials of steroid use.
While common sense had long ago labeled Mandarich a liar, it was only some 20 years later, at the age of 42, that Mandarich finally came clean.