Steroids Found in Pistorius' Home: Source
All future races have been canceled
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 2:14 AM CST
Updated Feb 18, 2013 7:40 AM CST
In this Aug. 5, 2012 photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts in the men's 400-meter semifinal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.    (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

(Newser) – With an eye toward 'roid rage, police had Oscar Pistorius' blood tested for steroids, and a "source close to the investigation" tells the Sun that police did find performance enhancers in their search of his house. "Steroid drugs were found at Pistorius’ home together with evidence of heavy drinking. That’s why police have specifically ordered that he be tested for steroids," says the source. What might have gotten him so angry? The Sun reports that Reeva Steenkamp's phone records indicate she may have gotten a text from rugby star Francois Hougaard that night. Sources say Pistorius was unhappy with Steenkamp's friendship with Hougaard.

  • Pistorius' running days are over for now even if he is granted bail. "I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races that Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in," his agent said after a visit to his client, who is being held in a police station, the AP reports.
  • The Olympic and Paralympic star still has "overwhelming support" from his fans, says his agent, whose company has confirmed that big sponsors including Nike are sticking by Pistorius and "are happy to let the legal process takes its course before making any change in their position." He declined to discuss Pistorius' emotional state, Reuters reports.
  • Pistorius' best friend—who introduced him to Steenkamp—says the runner called him minutes after the shooting, before contacting emergency services, the Mirror reports. Pistorius said, "My baba, I’ve killed my baba. God take me away," says Justin Davaris. Asked to explain, Pistorius said, "There has been a terrible accident, I shot Reeva," Davaris says.
  • Amid reports that a bloodied cricket bat is now a key part of the case, the runner's family say they have "zero doubt" that Pistorius shot his girlfriend by accident after mistaking her for an intruder. "When you are a sportsman, you act even more on instinct," his father tells the Telegraph. "It's instinct—things happen and that's what you do."

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Feb 19, 2013 6:19 PM CST
His story stinks as bad as the smell of prison......which is the next Long Run he will do..... and smell.
Feb 18, 2013 12:34 PM CST
It was a "deadly" Accident by reason of Steroid-Alcohol Rage? Preparing for OP Bail Hearings on Tuesday & Wednesday. Attorney Barry Roux: The new [testing positive for steroids and alcohol] evidence may clearly support Manslaughter, Schedule 5, not Premeditated Murder, Schedule 6, therefore Bail for my client should not be denied, your Honor ??? Rest In Peace Reeva Steenkamp (( August 19, 1983 - February 14, 2013 ))
Feb 18, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Steroid rage? Another way of mitigating deviant behavior? Reason why criminality is rampant in so many parts of the "civilized" world is the manner in which the prevailing society panders and coddles criminals! They get free medical care, attorneys, conjugal visits. three meals a day, internet and movies, gyms, visitors, you name it they get it. And the victim? They have no rights - either they are dead or they have to pay for their lawyer, medical expenses, rehab, the works. It actually pays to be a criminal because the treatment and penalties bear no relation to the magntude of the dastardly act(s) committed. Think the only way to reduce crime is to stop being so bloody civil and mete out real justice. You kill- you die. You rape - you get raped by an elephant. You steal - your arm gets chopped off. Etc., etc., etc. There is nothing wrong with the code of Hammurabi. Yeah, sounds harsh but I guarantee that after a while the criminal element in society will go down tremendously, along with the expenses of jailing/housing them. And we can take those monies that are currently wasted and invest them in worthwhile causes such as eradicating cancer and other dread diseases and improving the quality of the educational facilities at our disposal. It is a win, win situation for society.