Buster Olney's story appears in this week's issue of ESPN The Magazine, available on newsstands Wednesday. Click on Buster's Baseball Weblog for more on his interview with Kevin Towers.
Ken Caminiti was the first player to admit using steroids. Now Padres general manager Kevin Towers, once Caminiti's boss, is the first person in baseball management to stand up and acknowledge that he said nothing about steroids for years because of box-office success.
If Caminiti's only problem was drinking, Towers believes he could have confronted that issue bluntly, and talked to Caminiti about how he was ruining his life and career.