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Tuesday 26, Jun 2007

Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son – steroids involved?

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 Here it comes! Chris Benoit kills his wife and child and now they will blame in on anabolic steroids (of course).

There is an issue here about steroid abuse , but did anabolic steroids really cause this?  Obviously not.  The claim is that he went into a suddent rage, but how? the storyline is that he killed his wife fri then his child around sat then sat around sent 2 text messages and killed himself sunday ; thus, it’s premeditated NOT just sudden anger outburst.
Furthermore, lies about other professional wrestlers were made up, saying they abused steroids = that’s why they died; with NO proof to back it up.

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Benoit Strangled Wife, Smothered Son
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and placed a Bible next to their bodies before hanging himself with a weight-machine pulley, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigators found anabolic steroids in the house and want to know whether the muscle man nicknamed “The Canadian Crippler” was unhinged by the bodybuilding drugs, which can cause paranoia, depression and explosive outbursts known as “roid rage.”

Authorities offered no motive for the killings, which were spread out over a weekend, and would not discuss Benoit’s state of mind. No suicide note was found.

“In a community like this it’s bizarre to have a murder-suicide, especially involving the death of a 7-year-old,” District Attorney Scott Ballard said. “I don’t think we’ll ever be able to wrap our minds around this.”

The Montreal-born Benoit was one of the stars of the WWE wrestling circuit and was known for his wholesome family-man image. His wife, Nancy, was a wrestling stage manager who worked under the name “Woman.” They married in 2000.

When he won the world heavyweight championship in 2004, Benoit (pronounced ben-WAH) hoisted the belt over his head and invited his wife and child into the ring to celebrate. Asked by the Calgary Sun that year to name his worst vice, Benoit replied: “Quality time with my family is a big vice. It’s something I’ll fight for and crave.”

Despite those appearances, Nancy Benoit had filed for a divorce in 2003, saying the couple’s three-year marriage was irrevocably broken and alleging “cruel treatment.” She later dropped the complaint, as well as a request for a restraining order in which she charged that the 5-foot-10, 220-pound Benoit had threatened her and had broken furniture in their home.

In the divorce filing, she said Benoit made more than $500,000 a year as a professional wrestler and asked for permanent custody of Daniel and child support. In response, Benoit sought joint custody.

The bodies were found Monday afternoon in the house, off a gravel road in this suburb about 20 miles south of Atlanta.

Benoit’s 43-year-old wife was killed Friday in an upstairs family room, her feet and wrists were bound and there was blood under her head, indicating a possible struggle, Ballard said. Daniel was probably killed late Saturday or early Sunday, the body found in his bed, the district attorney said.

Benoit, 40, apparently hanged himself several hours and as long as a day later, Ballard said. His body was found in a downstairs weight room, his body found hanging from the pulley of a piece of exercise equipment.

A closed Bible was placed next to the bodies of the wife and son, authorities said.

The prosecutor said he found it “bizarre” that the wrestler spread out the killings over a weekend and appeared to remain in the house for up to a day with the bodies.

Ballard said Benoit had sent two text messages to acquaintances, one saying that his wife and son were sick. The other, to a neighbor, said the door to the house was open and that the pets were outside. The prosecutor said the messages appeared to be an attempt to get someone to the home to find the bodies after his suicide.

The boy had old needle marks in his arms, Ballard said. He said he had been told the parents considered him undersized and had given him growth hormones.

“The boy was very small, even dwarfed,” Ballard said.

Toxicology test results may not be available for weeks or even months, Ballard said. As for whether steroids played a role in the crime, he said: “We don’t know yet. That’s one of the things we’ll be looking at.”

Benoit received drug deliveries from a Florida business that sold steroids, human growth hormone and testosterone on the Internet, according to the Albany County, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office, which is investigating the business, MedXLife.com.

Six people, including two of the pharmacy’s owners, have pleaded guilty in the Albany investigation, and 20 more have been arrested, including doctors and pharmacists.

Steroids have been linked to the deaths of several professional wrestlers in recent years. Eddie Guerrero, one of Benoit’s best friends, died in 2005 from heart failure linked to long-term steroid use.

The father of Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig blamed steroids and painkillers for Hennig’s drug overdose death in 2003. Davey Boy Smith, the “British Bulldog,” died in 2002 from heart failure that a coroner said was probably caused by steroids.

The WWE, based in Stamford, Conn., issued a news release Tuesday evening saying steroids “were not and could not be related to the cause of death.”

“The physical findings announced by authorities indicate deliberation, not rage,” the company said, adding that Benoit tested negative April 10, the last time he was tested for drugs.

Benoit was a quiet, roughhewn figure amid the glitz and bluster of pro wrestling. He performed under his real name, eschewed scripted personas and didn’t bother to fix a gap where he had lost one of his front teeth. (According to the WWE Web site, he lost the tooth while roughhousing with his pet Rottweiler.)

His signature move was the “Crippler Crossface,” in which he would lock his hands around an opponent’s face and stretch his neck.

“You always rooted for him, because he was a good guy and he overcame the odds,” said Dave Meltzer, editor of the Wrestling Observer, a weekly news letter. “It’s like if you watched `Rocky,’ and in the end it comes out that Rocky killed his wife and his son.”

Benoit met his wife in the 1990s when she was married to rival wrestler Kevin Sullivan. As part of the scripted rivalry, Benoit and Nancy were supposed to act as if they were having an affair. A real romance blossomed, and she left Sullivan for Benoit.

Neighbors said the Benoits led a low-key lifestyle.

“We would see Chris walking in his yard from time to time. He wasn’t rude, but he wasn’t really outwardly warm,” said Alaina Jones, who lives across the street.

Jimmy Baswell, who was Benoit’s driver for more than five years, placed a white wreath at their gate. “They always seemed like they were the happiest people,” he said.

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who had received “several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning.”

“He was like a family member to me, and everyone in my family is taking it real hard,” said fellow Canadian Bret Hart, a five-time champion.

The WWE canceled its live “Monday Night RAW” card in Corpus Christi, Texas, after the bodies were discovered.

Monday’s show was supposed to be a memorial service for WWE owner Vince McMahon. In a storyline concocted by the WWE, McMahon was supposedly “assassinated” in a limousine explosion two weeks earlier. McMahon appeared at the beginning of Monday’s telecast and acknowledged the bombing was made up.

The McMahon storyline has been dropped.

Thursday 14, Jun 2007

Royce Gracie Suspended, Fined For Steroids

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Look how the mighty have fallen! Royce Gracie , the ‘claimed’ natural BJJ killer, has been caught CHEATING.

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The California State Athletic Commission released information Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. from tests results that showed Gracie’s two samples revealed traces of nandrolone metabolite.

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But, is steroid use really cheating when all the other athletes are doing it? IMO, it’s cheating if your opponent is not using them, but then again, what is cheating? is a headbutt cheating? yes, it is now (under the new rules) but in the old UFC it wasn’t.  Thus, I think there will always be steroid users who use/abuse steroids and never look back.  Whether it’s MMA, boxking, NFL , NBL , NBA and so on….

Steroids will always be there…live with it.

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Yet another MMA fighter has tested positive for steroids and this time it’s legendary Royce Gracie.

 

The California State Athletic Commission released information Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. from tests results that showed Gracie’s two samples revealed traces of nandrolone metabolite.

 

Gracie, 40, last fought on June 2 on a FEG fight card held at the Los Angeles Coliseum. He won by decision against Japan’s Kazushi Sakuraba. A prior fight that took place a year ago against Matt Hughes in Los Angeles did not have steroid testing in place.

 

The Brazilian jujitsu master is suspended for the remainer of his license that ends on May 30, 2008. Gracie has been fined $2,500, the most that can be levied by the Commission.

 

It was the third successive day that the Commission released information that a professional fighter had tested positive for steroids. Boxers James Toney and Dan Batchelder who fought each other on May 24, were discovered to have two forms of steroids in their samples. Also, MMA fighters Johnnie Morton and Tim Persey tested positive for steroids and drugs respectively this week.

 

“Use of steroids is simply cheating,” said Armando Garcia, CSAC executive director. “It won’t be tolerated in this state.”

                

Nevada also has steroid testing in place.

 

We want to hear what TSS readers think about the issue. Do you feel, hey, everyone’s doing it, so the playing field is level? Should we overlook the issue? Weigh in!

Tuesday 12, Jun 2007

Orlando pharmacy running a nationwide steroids distribution network

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From the looks of it, the wire taps on signature pharmacy might have been illegal, especially the way they were done.  Then again, signature pharmacy was operating legally, they did bloodwork on clients, and gave out prescriptions only after bloodwork is done.  They didn’t just hand out steroids and human growth hormone ! that’s false

these companies operated within the law, so the feds are way out of line calling them drug dealers…. they are neither or…neither steroid dealers or human growth hormone dealers nor drug dealers.  They operated a LEGAL pharmacy!   

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Criminal case against an Orlando pharmacy accused of running a nationwide steroids distribution network is being hampered as defense attorneys in Florida ask an appellate court to seal critical wiretap evidence, while the pharmacists’ New York attorneys demand its disclosure.
  
Meanwhile, defense attorneys for Signature Pharmacy contend Albany prosecutors may have violated Florida laws when they showed certain evidence — hundreds of pages of sealed wiretap transcripts taken by an Orlando task force — to an Albany County grand jury that handed up indictments against numerous pharmacists, doctors and so-called “wellness center” operators.

The wiretap transcripts were under seal at the time.

But Anne Wedge-McMillan, an attorney with Florida’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, argued in a Kissimmee court last Friday that her office was “fully and legally entitled” to share the wiretaps with Albany prosecutors for use in the grand jury proceedings. She called the conflicting motions by Signature’s attorneys “mind-boggling.”

She told a Florida judge the legal tug-of-war is calculated with the hopes that an Albany judge “will get frustrated and dismiss the Albany case.”

Still, defense attorneys say the multi-jurisdictional case is in jeopardy and that Albany County prosecutors may have made serious missteps.

“This was a classic case of the consequences of a rush to judgment,” said E. Stewart Jones, a Troy attorney whose firm represents two executives at Signature Pharmacy in Orlando. “That office had material that they shouldn’t have had and they unsealed it before a grand jury when they had no authority.”

Albany prosecutors dispute that opinion and are suggesting the pharmacy’s attorneys may be plotting to scuttle their case on technical grounds by making conflicting arguments in separate states.

“The defense is basically trying to hide the ball until the clock runs out. I think the courts will see through that,” said Albany County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Baynes. “Either they’re not communicating or some of these arguments are being made in bad faith.”

Defense attorneys in the case have countered that the interests of the pharmacy and its executives, who face criminal charges individually, are separate and that there has been no collusion on their part.

The face-off is unfolding in an Orlando-area court. The issue appeared to be resolved last Friday when a Florida judge ruled that Albany County prosecutors may have unfettered access to the wiretap transcripts, including turning them over to defense attorneys here.

But attorneys for Signature Pharmacy, which is owned by husband-and-wife pharmacists Stan and Naomi Loomis, filed an emergency appeal on Monday seeking to undo the Florida judge’s ruling.

Their appeal was filed as Albany County Judge Stephen W. Herrick has ordered that Albany prosecutors turn over the wiretap transcripts to defense attorneys here. Herrick’s order called for the materials to be turned over by last week. It’s not clear what the delay could mean to the criminal cases here, although Herrick has the power to dismiss the indictments.

Sunday 10, Jun 2007

iSteroids – Anabolic Steroids Newsletters

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iSteroids .com – now has a weekly newsletter, please find the newsletters (e-zines) for the last 3 weeks. 

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Mixed Martial Arts and Anabolic Steroids
by: Mr.X

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is another name for ultimate fighting. MMA first emerged in the early 1990’s as a sort of free-for-all attempt to determine what fighting styles worked the best in non-regulated situations. It’s not a brand new sport, however. MMA has roots in ancient martial arts and this mixed form of the practice of combative martial arts may have been present in the early twentieth century.

MMA and Anabolic Steroids

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Steroids Abuse
by: Mr.X

All drugs that have positive side effects along with their therapeutic, medical effects have the potential to become addictive and, therefore, abused. There are many different definitions for drug abuse, but they all follow the same premise that excessive use of a drug for non-medical or non-therapeutic reasons constitutes abuse.

Steroid Abuse

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Steroids and Cheating
by: Mr.X

I’m sure you all know the story by know about Floyd Landis and his 2006 Tour de France nightmare. I’m not going to bore you with the details of the drug test and alleged positive results. However, I do want to look at that test and what it says about Americans and our views towards sports.

Anabolic Steroids and Cheating

Saturday 02, Jun 2007

Steroids probe – to be continued….

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can someone tell me when these stories about steroids in baseball and steroids in sports will stop?

getting annoying, what is it, slow news day daily? so all they talk about is Steroids and Iraq

come on, do something else…

 

The lawyer who headed baseball’s investigation of Pete Rose wants commissioner Bud Selig to suspend players who don’t cooperate with the steroids probe spearheaded by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.

John Dowd said Selig should try to overturn the 1980 arbitration decision in a case involving Ferguson Jenkins. The ruling upheld a player’s right to refuse to answer questions from baseball management if it jeopardized his legal position in a criminal case.
 
“I tell you what, it’s time that stuff was challenged,” Dowd said Tuesday in a telephone interview during which he criticized the players’ union. “They already have too much power on this whole (steroids) issue anyway, in my opinion. And they’ve abused it. It’s really disgraceful what the union’s done here.”

Mitchell has tried to interview active players; the union has told them it’s their choice to agree or decline. So far, it appears no active players have been interviewed by Mitchell, and the union reminded members in a memo last week to seek legal counsel if approached by investigators.

“I would expect that commissioner Selig and Senator Mitchell would respect the precedent established by our arbitration panel,” said Michael Weiner, the general counsel of the players’ association.

Dowd, initially critical of Selig’s decision to hire Mitchell, said he and former commissioner Fay Vincent both spoke with investigators early in the probe, which began in March 2006. Dowd said he received occasional briefings and that he understands information that resulted from the federal plea agreement with former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski has been useful to Mitchell’s investigators.

“I don’t hear any names but I think he’s got some good corroboration,” Dowd said.

Mitchell confirmed in March that his staff has spoken with retired players.

“I heard that the interviews with the former ballplayers went very well,” Dowd said. “A lot of people sang, so let’s see what happens.”

On the day that he hired Mitchell, Selig acknowledged the difficulty baseball had in forcing players to cooperate.

“Arbitrators have been reluctant to allow compelled, potentially self-incriminating testimony,” Selig said. “The investigatory authority of Major League Baseball, therefore, is particularly limited when the allegations relate to conduct that can create or has created a risk of criminal prosecution for the player.”

Jenkins, then with the Texas Rangers, was suspended indefinitely by former commissioner Bowie Kuhn on Sept. 9, 1980, when he refused to answer questions from management following his arrest in Canada on a drug charge. The suspension was lifted 13 days later by arbitrator Raymond Goetz.