We have learned that at least one of the individuals listed by their initials in the indictment of Dr. Phil Astin may be a former WCW/WWE wrestler. The 7 count indictment says Dr. Astin improperly prescribed various pain killers and other controlled substances to two individuals listed by the initials “O.G.” and “M.J.”.
A source familiar with Dr. Astin’s practice tells us that at least one of those individuals (listed as “M.J.” in the indictment), is believed to be a former wrestler who wrestled for WCW and later for WWE. There is speculation that “O.G.” may be a current WWE wrestler.
“There was a reason guys who lived in the Atlanta area would drive an hour and a half to get to Dr. Astin’s office”, the source told us.
Dr. Astin is accused of prescribing a massive amount of medication, and is said to have prescribed a ten month supply of steroids to Chris Benoit every 3-4 weeks over a one year period of time. Benoit is known to have visited Dr. Astin’s office only a few hours before returning to his home where he apparently killed his wife and son before killing himself.
Ted DiBiase talks about being at Raw last week, knowing Benoit, his life today on ‘Greta’
Ted DiBiase was backstage at Raw last week. He said he is now a full time minister, and joined the show from Louisville.
DiBiase said he knew Benoit for 10 years. â<80><9c>A great guy,â<80> said DiBiase of Benoit. DiBiase said he was totally dedicated to the trade, and helped young wrestlers. He said he admired Benoit.
He said he had just arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas for Raw when word of Chrisâ<80><99>s death flittered in. He said people were crying, including himself. He said there was no speculation at the time, and heard rumors hours later of the ruling in the case. DiBiase said he didnâ<80><99>t talk to Vince McMahon that night.
He was scheduled to do a cameo that night and instead they did a three hour Benoit tribute. DiBiase said wrestlers were allowed to go home or do tribute interviews.
DiBiase said he was at a crossroads in 1992 while doing drugs, messing around with women, etc. and realized he risked his marriage and the well being of his family, and took responsibility for his actions.
DiBiase said he was randomly drug tested when he wrestled. He said WWE tests for all kinds of drugs today.