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Committee Asks WWE For Drug Policy Information Following Wrestler's Death

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The murder-suicide deaths of wrestler Chris Benoit and his family led a House committee Friday to ask World Wrestling Entertainment to turn over any information it has on steroid and drug abuse in pro wrestling.

The deaths ``have raised questions about reports of widespread use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by professional wrestlers,'' a letter released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said.

The committee's leaders, chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and ranking Republican Tom Davis of Virginia, want a response by Aug. 24.

``The media has provided us with a copy of a letter from the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,'' WWE officials said Friday. ``We are reviewing this letter and will respond accordingly.''

Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old son, Daniel, placed Bibles next to their bodies and then hanged himself on the cable of a weight machine, authorities said. The three were found dead in their Atlanta-area home June 25.

After the slayings, prescription anabolic steroids were found in the family's home, raising questions about whether the drugs played a role in the killings.

Congress has been investigating steroid use in sports for years.
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