Major Chris Benoit Press Conference Tomorrow, More

Ryan Clark


In a recent interview with NYDailyNews.com, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) recently commented on WWE’s actions of suspending wrestlers in the company. Stearns didn’t have many kind words in response to the action by WWE adding quote, “The WWE does not have a drug policy that’s worth a flip. Because the WWE didn’t catch them, the district attorney in (Albany) New York investigated and found them. If those are all from Signature Pharmacy, I’d like to know how many other pharmacies might be involved.”

Stearns also commented further on how he felt WWE didn’t provide Congress with enough information about their current drug testing policy adding, “We asked them for their testing information; what they came back with was not sufficient. We do not have a copy (of the actual testing policy). We didn’t understand whether it was random, what the threshold (level for drugs) was, whether any of these wrestlers were getting post-dated prescriptions after the fact.”

A press conference will be held tomorrow morning at 10:45 a.m. Eastern at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York to release findings from the examination of the brain of Chris Benoit.

Michael Benoit, the father of Chris, gave Julian Bailes, MD, the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University, the rights to examine his son’s brain. Michael Benoit will be speaking at the press conference along with Dr. Robert Cantu (Director of sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA) and Cary Itchter (Benoit’s lawyer).

It is believed at this point that the findings reveal at the press conference will confirm damage that would enable a “diminished capaciy” defense for Chris Benoit’s slaying of his wife and son before killing himself. As reported earlier, Michael Benoit will be appearing on ABC this Thursday on “Good Morning America” and “Nightline” to talk about the diminished capacity theory.

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