McMahon Cautions Against ‘Rush To Judgement’ In Benoit Case

Ryan Gray

Associated Press

McMahon cautions against ‘rush to judgement’ in Benoit case

NEW YORK (AP) The head of World Wrestling Entertainment says he’s worried about a “rush to judgement” on whether steroids played a role in a double-murder and suicide involving pro wrestler Chris Benoit (ben-WAH’).

Steroids were found in Benoit’s Georgia home but Vince McMahon tells N-B-C’s “Today” show that a number of other prescription drugs were also found. He says it’s all speculation until toxicology tests are in. That could take weeks.

And McMahon says “other pressures” could have been a factor.

A W-W-E lawyer says Benoit (ben-WAH’) had argued with his wife over the care of their mentally retarded son in the days before the family was found dead.

McMahon says what happened is a “horrific tragedy” but he says “there was no way of telling this man was monster.”

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