So on to a sport that literally has too much testosterone (and steroids) running in it... pro wrestling. I'm sure everyone has heard the news about Chris Benoit's cowardly act of strangling his wife, smothering his defenseless son, then using his a piece of his treadmill to end his life (ahh... the irony).
But forget Benoit. The WWE, and other wrestling organizations, are disgraceful. Congress is ignoring a huge problem by focusing their attention on other sports that don't have near the troubles that wrestling does. Simply put, guys in baseball are hitting more homeruns and having ailments later in life as a result of steroid use. Wrestlers committing suicide, killing others, and dying as a result of long-term steroid use. The comparison isn't even close.
And you can point your finger in a number of directions when assigning blame for steroid use in wrestling. And since it's never a problem until someone dies, it's kind of hard to point the finger at the dead athlete that injected themselves.
So my question is, why isn't the WWE and Vince McMahon getting nailed for all of these steroid-related deaths?
Disgusting to say the least. The "don't blame me" response couldn't have come any sooner than it did. I would say that it dishonors Chris Benoit. But I save that for individuals that don't kill others and/or commit suicide.
And point#2 by the WWE?
2. Steroids were not, and could not, be related to the cause of death (asphyxiation). Authorities had no factual basis to speculate as to Benoit's state of mind, and rightly did not do so.
Point #5 goes on to state the WWE's theory as to how the murder-suicide took place. And they want to blame media outlets for speculating? Once again, how much more arrogant can one organization get?
Congress has to get involved. There have been way too many documented cases of steroid invovlement, or alleged steroid involvement, in the deaths of wrestlers.