Found April 05, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
When running back Chris Rainey was cut by the Steelers for an off-field issue involving his girlfriend many fans were upset. Rainey was supposed to be an explosive play-maker and return man for the Steelers moving forward, but he was already gone after less than a year with the team. Following the allegations his girlfriend denied the reports and the story changed, but the Steelers had already made up their minds. What confused Steelers fans even more was why nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu was still on the roster after a much more dangerous and news worthy off-field issue in October. Well, as a franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers have always been fairly strict about off-field incidents compared to other NFL teams. However, they are always willing to give their players a second and even third chance to make up for their mistakes. Over the past few years Santonio Holmes, Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison and Hines Ward have all made headlines for off-field problems. Even so, Holmes was the...
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