Dr. Bennet Omalu, co-director of the Brain Injury Research Institute, tells ESPN.com that professional wrestler Andrew "Test" Martin, who died in March, suffered from brain damage stemming from repeated blows to the head.
Dr. Phil Astin, the personal physician to a professional wrestler who killed himself, his wife and their 7-year-old son, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs to patients.
The personal doctor to a pro wrestler who killed himself, his wife and their 7-year-old son pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally distributing prescription drugs to patients who later became addicted to them.
The lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctor, who faces federal charges of overprescribing medication, asked a judge Wednesday for permission to withdraw from the case because his client can no longer pay his legal fees and expenses.
A lawyer for Chris Benoit's personal doctorsuggested in court papers the former pro wrestler had a hormone disorder that permitted the amount of steroids he was prescribed before killing his wife, son and himself in June.
A congressmen's letter says tragic deaths of wrestling star Chris Benoit and his family have raised questions about reports of widespread use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by pro wrestlers.
Chris Benoit's mother said she wonders whether her son would still be alive if federal agents had been more aggressive when they discovered the professional wrestler was buying large quantities of steroids.
A prosecutor investigating pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his wife and son and committed suicide, is questioning WWE's early assertion that the boy had a form of mental retardation called Fragile X syndrome.