Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/10/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers legal problems were escalated and brought to the public’s attention when Ben Roethlisberger faced a civil suit in 2008 for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea McNulty in a hotel room while attending a celebrity golf tournament. Since then the organization has had a number of problems with the law and running back Chris Rainey is the latest victim. Rainey was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery (dating violence) according to NFL.com. The police received a call at 8:26 am ET about a verbal altercation between Rainey and his girlfriend that turned physical.  . “Witnesses told officers that Rainey and the victim got into an argument over Rainey’s cellphone. The female victim entered the vehicle of Rainey’s roommate, and Rainey confronted her on the passenger side of the vehicle, and began pulling her out of the vehicle,” the statement read.… Read more
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  • Pig Ben is suppose to be the "Team Leader" right?
  • Whoa why do you bring Ben up in this, maybe to try and make a story since Rainey is not a big enough star. What a wasted article and the writer is a troll. Rainey is done in Pittsburgh and by the way, pretty fun Mr Writer how Ben was not prosecuted. Proven innocent until guilty in this country. There are gold diggers out there don't cha know. Idiot.
  • dirty ben is a bum money talks the problem with the team is him and tomlin
  • blame it all on ben. some people are such idiots lol.
  • hang out with nigs, and act like one....and be one Mr. worthlessburger/rapenburger
  • You nuts to even say that,Stop blamming Ben for something that was never arrested for. But Unlike Rainey who has done this before and is a total piece of crap
  • rainey had other problems throughout the ,steelers just got tired of it, gifterd athelete with a 10 cent brain
  • this writer is a total idiot.I guess ben was in college with rainy when he pulled the same crap.I guess ben forced ta'amu to drink and go on a rampage,yea,ben was probrably riding shotgun guiding his every move huh?lets see,what else can we blame ben for?he probrably sold s.holmes the pot he got busted for,right?
    he's gotta be responsible for all tomlins bonehead decisions,and he probrably set the fire to the rb's coaches house that badly burned him.hey,just a thought,but if you try hard enough,maybe you can get him convicted of the kennedy assasinnation,or maybe you can blame him for the national deficet.one thing you cant blame him for is this idiotic article.to run somebody down who's never been convicted of a crime just shows what a lowlife you are.and he is a leader on the field,doesnt mean he has to be everyones mother off of it.

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