more on benoit and steroids…

it appears that the police and dea are taking an increased look into chris benoit’s medical history, even going so far as to ‘raid’ his doctor’s office, see the ajc story here. of course the immediate assumption that anyone is going to jump to is that they are looking for some evidence of recent steroid use by benoit to explain the murder-suicide.

seth makes a great point in his post yesterday*, namely, why isn’t wrestling being looked at with the same vim and vigor as ‘real’ sports when it comes to the use of these drugs. i mean who can forget the spectacle of rafael palmeiro, mark mcgwire and others literally hauled before congress and all any of them did was put up some gaudy home run numbers.

i hate to sound specualtive, but i am going to here. if, if, IF it turns out that steroids did play some part in chris benoit coming unhinged and murdering his family, i really hope someone takes a look at his employer to find out if there is any complicity there.

btw does anyone besides me find it weird that over there at wwe.com it’s business as usual?

7 Comments so far

  1. Greg (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    WWE.com isn’t business as usual, on Tuesday they removed EVERY mention of him, and going as far as erasing him from their history

    And can you blame them?


  2. Yeah...it's me. (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Hmmmm……………looks like someone was omitted from that list of pitiful lads that squirmed in front of Congress? Oh yeah……….he “no speeka ingleesh”!

    AND is a former Cub!!

    Predictable.


  3. james (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    hah hah hah…

    “bayseabawl been vewy vewy good to me.”


  4. Deb (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    Yes, the WWE should get the same scrutiny as any other sport, but the thing is..it isn’t a sport, the the highbrow are fond of reminding us peons who actually like wrestling. But the fact is, what needs to be looked at here isn’t just the steroid issue, it’s the whole pro wrestling life style. The being on the road 300 or more days a year, the pressures to work while injured, the fact that concussions aren’t taken seriously, the fact that the WWE’s “Wellness” policy is a joke, the fact that living with pain is expected and taking pain medication is just par for the course and more. Why is it that the NFL is now in the spotlight for the deplorable treatment of old pros and the seriousness of concussions, but yet no one looks at the WWE that way?

    The press is focusing too much on steroids and it is a same. Yes, maybe it is a case of roid rage but maybe all of the above things have something to do with it as well.


  5. james (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    good points, deb. maybe this will bring scrutiny to all of those things.


  6. Seth (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    Bring on the hearings.

    Now that mixed martial arts have eclipsed boxing and WWE regularly wins it’s timeslot on Cable, we need to take a serious look at these athletes.

    “Sports” or not, young people (and everybody else) pay attention to them and hero worship them more than traditional sports it seems.


  7. Seth (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    It gets even weirder. News of the wife’s death was on Wikipedia 13 hours before police found her body.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287194,00.html



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