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CHRIS RAINEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Chris Rainey’s first court appearance in Gainesville, Florida

Chris Rainey, former Gator running back and now former Pittsburgh Steeler, was released from Alachua County jail today after a brief court hearing. The Alachua County Court System has released the video (h/t GatorSports.com). As you will hear in the … Continue reading →
Via Our Two Bits
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Release Chris Rainey After The Former Florida Star’s Arrest

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released running back Chris Rainey, only hours after his recent arrest. The former Florida Gators’ star was arrested on a simple battery account earlier on Thursday. Witnesses saw Rainey pull his girlfriend from a vehicle and then slap her. She ran away, but Rainey chased her to retrieve his cell phone. Upon catching up with her, both were knocked...
Via The Bull Gator
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators' backs bringing power to the table

Scott Carter breaks down each position for the Gators as they prepare to open fall camp GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Gators open camp without two of their most recognizable players the past four years: running backs Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps. Rainey is a rookie with the Steelers and Demps is in London competing for the U.S. track team at the Olympics. The two combined for more than...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers draft Florida RB Chris Rainey

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. The Steelers took the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Rainey with the 159th overall pick and he could make an immediate impact as a special teams player. Rainey has explosive speed and was a dual threat with the Gators, where he ran for 861 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. He also...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Rainey & Howard Reflect On Pro Day

It's a bit of a dry year for the Gators as far as draft prospects go, but several current and former Gators worked out at Pro Day in front of a few NFL scouts and one head coach, Jacksonville's Mike Mularkey. Of all the prospects of this year's class, defensive tackle Jaye Howard and running back Chris Rainey seem to have the highest draft stock.
Via florida.scout.com
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida holds Pro Day for mid-, late-round picks

The most talented players at Florida's Pro Day were spectators. Undersized running back Chris Rainey and underachieving defensive tackle Jaye Howard were the main attractions for NFL scouts Tuesday. No general managers and only one head coach, Jacksonville's Mike Mularkey, were on hand for the workouts. It was a stark contrast from recent years, when the Gators showcased...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Howard and Rainey Earn Senior Bowl Invite

A down season for the Gators ended with two of the team's best players getting invited to the Senior Bowl. Running back Chris Rainey and defensive tackle Jaye Howard were both selected to participate in the Senior Bowl on January 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. This is the third consecutive year that a senior from Florida has participated in the game.
Via florida.scout.com
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Rainey’s Blocked Punt

Want to see the Big 10′s hope die in a game? Well look no further. Chris Rainey blocked this punt and clinched the game along with another amazing special teams play by Andre Debose. Thank goodness the Gators don’t have a losing season.
Via Throw The Flag
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Rainey ready for one final run with Gators

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Chris Rainey has been in a reflective mood lately. The moments of pause strike unexpectedly. This is really it for Florida's 2011 Team MVP. Rainey will play his final game for the Gators in Monday's Gator Bowl against Ohio State, the end of five memorable seasons and one huge growth spurt. That may seem difficult to believe since Rainey is only 5-foot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rainey Ready to Run with the Gators One More Time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chris Rainey has been in a reflective mood lately. The moments of pause strike unexpectedly. This is really it for Florida's 2011 Team MVP. Rainey will play his final game for the Gators in Monday's Gator Bowl against Ohio State, the end of five memorable seasons and one huge growth spurt.
Via gatorzone.com
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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