Chris Benoit was not actually mentioned in Dr. Astin’s indictment. Astin was charged with seven counts of prescribing excessive amounts of anabolic steroids, Percocet, Xanax, Lorcet, and Vicoprofen to two individuals cited as “O.C.” and “M.J.” between April 2004 and September 2005. There is a great deal of speculation that the M.J. is Mark Jindrak or Mart Jannetty (who lives in Atlanta, GA) and the O.C. is Oscar Guttierez (the real name of Rey Mysterio). Both Mysterio and Jindrak were part of the SmackDown! Brand during the cited time period and both were close with Benoit backstage.
Prior to the Benoit tragedy, WWE Creative originally planned for Rey Mysterio Jr. to make his return from injury at this week’s SmackDown! tapings, which took place in his home state in San Jose, California. Those plan were scrapped and Mysterio was not used on the show.
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