McMahon Cautions Against `Rush To Judgment' In Benoit Case

Associated Press
McMahon cautions against `rush to judgment’ in Benoit case

NEW YORK (AP) The head of World Wrestling Entertainment says he’s worried about a “rush to judgment” 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.” – Covering The Benoit Tragedy As It Unfolds