The Benoit Tragedy – Was It Negative Effect Of Steroids?

The Benoit Tragedy – Was It Negative Effect Of Steroids?

The Canadian Crippler – Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their Fayetteville, Georgia home on June 25, 2007. The subsequent investigations revealed that Benoit murdered his wife by strangling her, and then killed his son before hanging himself in the house’s weight room.

According to the media speculations, the Benoit tragedy was mere negative effect of steroids; ‘roid rage had played a part in the tragedy.

The court papers released on June 2, 2007 revealed that the pro wrestler who strangled his wife and son and committed suicide last month bought injectable steroids excessively.

According to the complaint filed by the Department of Drug Enforcement Administration, Dr. Phil Astin, Benoit’s doctor who has been charged with improperly prescribing drugs, prescribed a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Chris Benoit every three to four weeks between May 2006 and May 2007. Astin also prescribed testosterone for Benoit.

The document states that Benoit was identified as an excessive buyer of injectable steroids. The affidavit also revealed that various controlled substances, including injectable anabolic steroids, were found in Benoit’s home.

The anabolic steroids found in Benoit’s home led the investigating officials to wonder whether the tragedy was the negative effect of steroids; whether the drugs played a role in the killings.

According to experts, the people taking steroids may experience the negative effect of steroids; steroids can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as “roid rage.”

According to sources, Chris Benoit was a regular customer of MedXLife, a Florida-based, anti-aging clinic that had two of its owners pleaded guilty in April to illegal steroid distribution.

The sources also revealed that several high profile wrestlers had been using anabolic steroids and consequently experiencing negative effect of steroids. HCG and the steroid stanozolol were often sent to the WWE star Eddie Guerrero in early 2005. Eddie died on Nov. 13, 2005, in a Minneapolis hotel room due to what a coroner later ruled as heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart – i.e. negative effect of steroids – resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use.