Friday, July 27, 2007

POLITICIANS TACKLE WRESTLING

Two congressmen want records from World Wrestling Entertainment. More fallout from the Chris Benoit case. ESPN reports:
In a three-page letter dated Friday, Rep. Henry Waxman, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Tom Davis, its ranking minority member, asked McMahon to provide a series of documents intended to give the committee and its investigation a detailed look at WWE's drug-testing policy, including information about the results of performance-enhancing drug tests on pro wrestlers.

"The tragic deaths of World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit and his family have raised questions about reports of widespread use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by professional wrestlers," the congressmen wrote.

"These allegations -- which include first-hand reports of steroid use by prominent former wrestlers -- have swirled around the WWE for over a decade. Investigations by journalists have described a culture of performance-enhancing drug use in professional wrestling, high fatality rates among young professional wrestlers, and an inability or unwillingness of WWE to address these problems."
Vince McMahon, boss of WWE, has until Aug. 24 to comply with the congressional request.

4 comments:

wuddog said...

Anyone who would believe that the "athletes" in this fake sport do not use steroids and/or growth hormone are extremely naive. I really don't think it would take an act of congress to discern that fact. If McMahon even tries to imply that there is no performance inhancing drug use in the WWE, he is a liar.

Anonymous said...

I only follow sports with impeccably high standards, like NBA basketball, major league baseball, and the Tour de France.

Anonymous said...

The thought of Congress conducting an investigation of WWE, over anything, is doubly absurd.

Anonymous said...

Give the Democrats control of Congress and this is what we get?