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Was Benoit's Son Really Sick?

7/2/2007 5:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BenoutAmid reports that WWE wrestler Chris Benoit allegedly injected his son with hormones because of a health condition, Scott Ballard, District Attorney of Fayette County, Ga., just released this statement:

"There are additional reports that contradict the earlier information that suggested that Daniel Benoit may have suffered from Dwarf Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome. Daniel's family denies that he suffered from either condition. As a result of the family's concerns, the Fayette County Sheriff's investigators and the District Attorney's Office have inquired into this matter. A source having access to certain of Daniel's medical reports reviewed those reports, and they do not mention any pre-existing mental or physical impairment. Reports from Daniel's educators likewise contradict the claims that Daniel was physically undersized. The educators report that Daniel graduated kindergarten and was prepared to enter the first grade on par with the other students."

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HK    

There is no evidence Benoit injected his son with anything or that his son was hanicapped.

2633 days ago
32.

Mike Miller    

CHRIS BENOIT WILL BURN IN HELL, IM SICK OF PPL KILLING THERE FAMILY,JUST CAUSE THEY CAN'T HANDLE LIFE.

2633 days ago
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Mike Miller    

CHRIS BENOIT WILL BURN IN HELL, IM SICK OF PPL KILLING THERE FAMILY,JUST CAUSE THEY CAN'T HANDLE LIFE.

2633 days ago
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Mike Miller    

HE'LL GO DOWN AS CHRIS BENOIT THE BABY KILLER AND WOMAN KILLER.

2633 days ago
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Mike Miller    

HE'S A LOSER

2633 days ago
36.

Mike Miller    

HE'S A LOSER

2633 days ago
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Violette-Blue    

I knew it couldn't be true. Shame on the WWE for starting such a horrible rumor. Even if Daniel did suffer from any illness, it is not for the WWE and it's lawyers to let the public into their personal lives without any proof. I hope Vince digs deep into his pockets because I am sure that Nancy's parents as well as Chris's will want to sue them for starting such a hateful and hurtful rumor about an innocent little child.

GOD BLESS NANCY AND DANIEL

GOD FORGIVE CHRIS

MAY THEY ALL BE AT PEACE NOW

2632 days ago
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Mary-Helen    

That seems odd. My daughter just turned 6 and she is entering Grade one. She just completed Kindergarten. If he was 7, he should have been entering Grade 2.

2632 days ago
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drecraft    

Given all the inconsistencies in this case im not ready to call Chris Benoit a cold blooded killer just yet. This investigation is being fumbled big time by the authorities. The investigation is still ongoing, and authorities have already said it APPEARS to be a murder-suicide. They haven't ruled anything else out.

2632 days ago
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#11    

we do not know what happend in the home when he did this yes i know it was worng but you can not take away the fact that he had a 22 year job and he was good at it

2632 days ago
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sara    

It doesn't say anywhere up there that they DID NOT inject him. It was already realeased by the DA on the case, NOT WWE that the child had needlemarks on his arms. This statement just said that he did not have a disease. They still may have thought he was too small for his age and injected him with HGH. Maybe instead of the Fragile X, that was the friction in the marriage.

2632 days ago
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jecaff    

The kid did have a huge head though, is this a symptom of fragile x syndrome? Does not justify this horrific act of course, but it could explain where Benoit's head was at, especially if he wasn't in his rational mind from substances or whatever.

2632 days ago
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kim    

I love reading this stuff. I honestly don't think people think before they type. First, 7 is not to old to be leaving kindergarden. Lots of kids start kindergarten at 6. Consequently, this may make them 7 when they leave kindergarten. Second, everybody on here is saying what a sicko he is for injecting his son with growth hormones. Lots of individuals receive growth hormones for medical reasons. Don't make the family sound disturbed because they did this. As a health care professional I have seen many petients take GH (growth hormone) and not because they want to be taller or look bigger, unlike what some people think on here. Please do research before you post something that makes you sound and look stupid.

2632 days ago
44.

Nickers    

I really wish the media would stop showing pictures of Chris Benoit; instead show pictures of the victims....let them be remembered not Chris Benoit! He murdered his wife & child his picture should not be posted at all!!!

2632 days ago
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sara    

OhioRN, I think the issue was the parents were doing the injecting... and they did not get a prescription for it, or it was probably from the happy doctor that just got indicted.

2632 days ago
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