Pistorius "roid rage"? After police reportedly found steroids in the home of Oscar Pistorius following the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to a Feb. 18, 2013 report by Daily Mail, people began to float the theory that he was suffering from so-called "roid rage," which is defined by Segen's Medical Dictionary as "An acute psychotic response—uncontrolled outbursts of anger, frustration or combativeness—of unknown pathogenesis seen in those who abuse anabolic steroids, typically in body builders."
Police are focusing on the steroids discovered in the home of the Olympic athlete known as "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs." Born without fibulas, Pistorius took on the nickname "Blade Runner" in honor of the carbon-fiber blades that serve as his legs. Could Pistorius's "roid rage" have prompted him to murder his live-in girlfriend? Police are reportedly investigating the victim's iPad and a bloody cricket bat also found at the scene of the crime.
At the time he competed in the Olympics, Oscar Pistorius was linked romantically to a gorgeous Russian model named Anastassia Khozissova after breaking up with his high school sweetheart earlier that year. Neither Pistorius nor Khozissova's reps confirmed the rumored romance.
The South African Police Service has refused to comment publicly on the theory that Pistorius "roid rage" is behind the death of Reeva Steenkamp.