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Feds: Doc Overprescribed Benoit

10/8/2007 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BenoitTMZ has learned that federal prosecutors say doctors overprescribed testosterone to wrestler Chris Benoit in order to combat a hormone condition.

The revelation comes to light as new court papers have been filed in the criminal case against Benoit's personal physician, Dr. Phil Astin. The Feds have charged Astin with overprescribing medication to two other patients, and are expected to file more charges against him.

The AP reports Benoit had roughly ten times the normal level of testosterone in his system when he died.

Cops say Benoit strangled his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son, then hanged himself last June in their Atlanta home. One theory suspects so-called "roid rage" as a reason for the killings.

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hello, it    

No kidding!

2384 days ago
2.

Lenn K.    

You're tell us something we already knew. Look at him and what he did do you think this needed an investigation that took this long.

2384 days ago
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Hop Off    

Benoit is a sick killer. I hope he is rotting in hell.

2384 days ago
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just wondering    

.....sad for the wife and child!!!!!!!...what a horrible death...I feel not sorry for him at all..and why does the Doctor have to be punished??????????......nobody shoved the stuff in his system!!!!!!!!!!!!!...just another athelete abusing steroids!!!!!!!!!

2384 days ago
5.

Mu    

who is 'Beniot'??

2384 days ago
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Ivana Jercough    

I bet his testicles looked like ball-bearings

2384 days ago
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amanda    

Wouldn't you say he "hung" himself..instead of "hanged"??

2384 days ago
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Wicked    

Wow, and I'm supposed to be shocked? I think not. It's pretty apparent this happens to all in wrestling and if not all, it did to Hulk Hogan. Look at his punk azz offspring POS son. It runs in his blood. Jail this punk azz and throw away the key on Nick the prick.

2384 days ago
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Defender    

Everyone jumps and blames the victim.If Dr.ASStin didn't get greedy and provide mr. Benoit with 'roids,Nancy, Chris,and their son would still be living and entertaining the world.ASSTIN you can rot in hell

2384 days ago
10.

CaliforniaGirl    

No, it is correct to say "hanged" not "hung" -- look up the definitions.

2384 days ago
11.

Leela    

Amanda and California Girl posters #7 and #10: what does it say about our society when a 7 yr-old child and his mother are strangled and you two are discussing proper grammar?

2384 days ago
12.

Sharona    

A very sad situation no matter who is to blame.

2384 days ago
13.

take dat betches    

yeah, a hormone condition caused by taking too many steroids

2384 days ago
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eyesawy    

#11, are you really any better griping at the other 2 who were discussing proper grammar in the same forum that you were chastising them for doing? A trite hypocritical, don't you think? Sheesh...

2384 days ago
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ajm33771    

wellll ... so much for the steroid theory. It was probably an ingrown toe nail that caused the Doc' to over prescribe med's to Benoit and others. This pill crazy society that we live in is something else I tell ya.

2384 days ago
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