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Former Steelers running back Chris Raineys girlfriend says she was not assaulted and that the state of Florida should drop the battery charge against him, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Thats according to Raineys lawyer, Huntley Johnson, who read an email from the woman during a bond hearing Friday.
Gainesville, Fla., police charged Rainey with simple battery Thursday after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. Police say the two were arguing over Raineys cell phone and that when his girlfriend got into a vehicle, the ex-Florida Gator tried to pull her out. Witnesses told detectives Rainey slapped his girlfriend across the face, then chased her when she ran away with his phone but the girlfriends email said witnesses were mistaken, and Johnson pointed out that officers found no marks on the womans face.
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Former Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, but she claims there was no assault.
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Chris Rainey on Thursday following his arrest for a domestic battery incident in Gainesville, Fla.
“Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said. “Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested on Thursday and charged with simple battery for allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers waived RB Chris Rainey, according to this ESPN.com report, after he was charged with simple battery on January 10, 2013. The Steelers drafted Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft because of his speed and versatility to be a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Although Rainey seemed to begin to improve as a kick returner, he was never...
Developments came out on Friday night in the Chris Rainey scandal, as now it appears the woman in question who was allegedly slapped by Rainey says she was never hit. According to Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, they are requesting that the case be dismissed. According to Johnson via Steelers reporter Joe Starkey: Johnson said the woman had sent him an email before the hearing...
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Chris Rainey hours after he was arrested in Gainesville, Fla. and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, after an altercation with a woman over a cell phone. Rainey and a woman were allegedly arguing over Rainey’s cellphone early Thursday morning. Witnesses claim Rainey snatched the woman out of a car [...]
It might be two days too late, being that he’s released from jail, but the girlfriend of now former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey says no assault took place.
If you’ve been out of the country, Rainey was arrested for allegedly slapping his girlfriend over his cell phone. There reportedly was an eyewitness who was able to vouch for those events.
According to NFL...
Yesterday we reported on the arrest of Steelers running back Chris Rainey who allegedly smacked his girlfriend because she confiscated his cell phone.
Later in the day he was subsequently released by team despite showing promise this past season.
Deadspin is now reporting that an eye-witness to yesterdays events, and Rainey’s next door neighbor has a different account of what...
Good for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Thursday afternoon, they were releasing RB Chris Rainey after he was arrested on a count of misdemeanor simple battery against his girlfriend overnight in Gainesville, Florida.
He allegedly tried to pull her out of a car after arguing over his cellphone, which was in her purse after an argument.
Rainey was the primary...
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived RB Chris Rainey, according to this ESPN.com report, after he was charged with simple battery on January 10, 2013. The Steelers drafted Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft because of his speed and versatility to be a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Although Rainey seemed [...]
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The Pittsburgh Steelers wasted little time in ridding themselves of running back Chris Rainey. The fifth-round pick did not have much of an impact during the season. After being arrested early Thursday for allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face the Steelers released him later in the day.
Rainey averaged 3.9 yards a carry this season on 26 rushes. He also caught 14 passes.
I tell young players this all the time.
Unless you are a star like Dez Bryant or Ben Roethlisberger, you can’t afford to have too many run ins with the law. Chris Rainey who was arrested in college for telling a girlfriend it was “Time to Die”, was arrested recently for slapping his girlfriend in the face for trying to look through his phone.
The Steelers didn’t waste any...
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have waived running back Chris Rainey following his arrest for a domestic battery incident this morning in Gainesville, Fla.
Chris Raineys actions this morning were extremely disappointing, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said. Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh...