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Benoit's Doc Has History of Shady Practices

6/28/2007 5:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that the personal physician who saw Chris Benoit just hours before the wrestler killed his wife and son once had his medical license suspended for "reasons related to competence or character."
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In 2001, the Georgia state medical board suspended Phil C. Astin, M.D.'s license to practice medicine for three months and fined him $500.

Early Thursday morning, authorities raided Dr. Astin's office in connection with Benoit investigation. Officials claim they seized medical records, but no arrests were made. According to the AP, Astin has admitted to prescribing testosterone to Benoit in the past, but has not commented on what, if anything, he prescribed to the wrestler on Friday.

Ironically, Dr. Astin's father had also run into trouble with the state medical board. According to records from the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners, Phil Carroll Astin Sr. was found guilty of engaging in "unprofessional conduct" in 1992 by over-prescribing a plethora of pills including amphetamines, antidepressants, tranquilizers and narcotics to various patients.

As a result, the medical board suspended the father's license for 30 days, put him on 5 years probation and fined him $2000. Astin Sr. was reinstated in 1997, following the completion of his sentence.

Astin's offices were located in Carrollton, Georgia -- a small college town about 50 miles from Benoit's home.

Calls to Dr. Astin Jr. were not immediately returned.

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Snarksnarksnark    

Big suprise!

2619 days ago
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J J    

AP is reporting that Jay Crawford and Woody Paige have just been sued in Federal Court for sexual harrassment by a woman that worked with them at ESPN.

2619 days ago
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bailey    

The person who wrote this story doesn't know what "ironic" means. The fact that his dad was also suspended simply shows that he was a bad influence on his son...not ironic. It would be ironic if his dad were to have been awarded with being the most moral doctor.

2619 days ago
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LadyTeaL    

2619 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

if this doctor prescribed steroids,he should be put under the jail,and his license should be taken forever,shady doctor should be jailed

2619 days ago
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d    

with the questioning of the annoucment of the wife's murder 13 hours before the police attended the house could there not be an issue of a cover up..
maybe he did not do it.
he could have been set up to look like he did ??

this was the second wrestling death within a week !!

2619 days ago
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meat_arian    

MURDERER like Bobby Cutts .. good ridance ; may the son and wife R.I .P .

and can we stop the excuses for the DRUGS ..like many said people are not killing thier relatives after loeaded up on steroids among other drugs.

2619 days ago
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Vanessa    

This is really a sad story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband found a website that described how many deaths there have been in this "sport"; and the deaths are really weird. Seems like no one lived past 45.
Heart attacks, etc.... I also heard they inject horse steroids. YIKES!!!!!
Is this true????

I do not follow this "sport". I can't stand Mr. McMahan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2619 days ago
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FOBO21    

IF THE DOCTOR DID GIVE HIM SOME KIND OF DRUG THAT CAUSED HIM TO DO THIS MURDER,I SAY FRY THE FOOL IN HIS OWN MEDICAL ALCOHOL!!!

2619 days ago
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Truth in reporting    

You're right #5

here it is:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287194,00.html

Her death was posted on Wikipedia 13 hours before the cops arrived.

NOW THAT'S A STORY!!!

2619 days ago
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meat_arian    

maybe he did not do it. Posted at 4:52PM on Jun 28th 2007 by d

SURE!! and the killer stuck around for the weekend and kill them 1 day after the other

forget about the autopsy report and the finding by the cops so far . have no fear you are not alone with WEARING BLINDERS today. This SPELLS alot about the people who follow these guys and watch this CRAP .. their IQ is on a milkbox ...MISSING.




2619 days ago
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cherylina    

hello my name is cherylina i love wrestling i have since i was a young child my family also loved it we loved chris benoit this does not make sense i can say when you love your children you will not murder them i know my only child was murderd in kentucky my son was 14 yearsold this happend 1998 still i am so bothered from grief it breaks my heart from this my state of kentucky and my son death is a coverup i am still fighting fore truth and justice fore my son coverup can happen i believe a big coverup is going on is this case its sad i hope the truth comes out GOD BLESS CHRIS BENIOT FAMILY HE WAS A GOOD PERSON cherylina in kentucky

2619 days ago
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d    

Posted at 5:06PM on Jun 28th 2007 by mandy 23

mandy23...i and not wearing blinders...my point is that there is a lot of weird stuff going on in that world...it's just strange that someone annouced the wife's murder on the internet before the police even attended the house...


someone knew she was dead...

2619 days ago
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bIUBBuLa    

Chris Benoit was like almighty God!!
This is beyond belief.
What happened that he could do such a thing?

2619 days ago
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LadyTeaL    

#12 I’m not a big fan, but it makes you wonder how he could have get to Connecticut and to Australia AND get back and kill himself, after editing those pages.. This is something to think about. What does this have to do with IQ!!!!!

2619 days ago
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