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All Crime Is Personal

Questions still loom in Benoit case:

Again, if you won’t believe me that roid rage in the deaths of the Benoit family is not a foregone conclusion then how about Georgia’s top coroner?

Pro wrestler Chris Benoit had more than 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his system when he hanged himself in his home after killing his wife and 7-year-old son last month. But did that have anything to do with the slayings?

“I think it’s an unanswerable question,” said Dr. Kris Sperry, Georgia’s top medical examiner.

Test results released Tuesday neither bolstered nor entirely debunked speculation that anabolic steroids might have led Benoit, a wrestler with a family-man image, to commit the shocking crimes. Some experts believe steroids can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as “roid rage,” but Sperry noted that there is no consensus on the issue.

Even the high levels of testosterone should not be overanalyzed, Sperry warned. They could indicate the wrestler was being treated for “testicular insufficiency,” he said.

Well, I think we know that Chris Benoit had “testicular insufficiency” because only a nutless coward is capable of killing his family but I digress.

In the end, he said, authorities will never know whether the steroid could have caused the murderous outburst.

Not only that but if roid rage is as prevalent as some people falsely claim then how come there isn’t a murder a week coming out of Major League Baseball or the NFL?

2 thoughts on “Roid rage inconclusive

  1. Jim says:

    didn’t the toxicology report also state that there was a LOT of Xanax and Hydrocodone in all 3 of them ?

    I think those drugs would have more of an effect on them than Steroids ever could.


  2. yardy says:

    I seems to me a lot more likely that roid rage would have manifested itself in the ring as opposed to home. I mean, wrestlers really do take some shots and if your opponent screwed up and really hurt you, I think that would be the time for the rage to kick in, not at home loaded up on xanax.


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