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Study suggests brain damage may have affected Benoit

Updated: September 6, 2007, 1:36 PM ET
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ATLANTA -- Pro wrestler Chris Benoit suffered brain damage from his years in the ring that could help explain why he killed his wife, son and himself, a doctor who studied Benoit's brain said Wednesday.

"These extreme changes throughout Chris Benoit's brain are enough to explain aberrant behavior, including suicide and even homicide," said Julian Bailes, chairman of neurosurgery at West Virginia University and a founding member of the Sports Legacy Institute.

The analysis by doctors ...

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