ABC News is confirming that tests conducted by Julian Bailes of the Sports Legacy Institute show that Chris Benoitâ<80><99>s brain was severely damaged at the time he murdered his wife and son before taking his own life. According to the tests his brain resembled that of an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Bailes said that the damage was the result of lifetime chronic concussions and head trauma.
Chris Benoit was famous for his flying headbutt, which is a lot of stress on the brain each time the maneuver is pulled off. While nothing can justify his actions, this at least helps the coping process.