Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested in Gainesville on Thursday morning and charged with one count of simple battery after allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face.
"At approximately 8:26am on January 10th, 2013, the Gainesville Police Department received a 911 call from a witness that reported a male subject and a female subject involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical," a Gainesville Police Department statement read.
"Officers arrived and identified Christopher J. Rainey as the male involved. Witnesses told officers that Rainey and the victim got into an argument over Raineys cellphone. The female victim entered the vehicle of Raineys roommate, and Rainey confronted her on the passenger side of the vehicle, and began pulling her out of the vehicle.
"Witnesses then observed Rainey slap the victim across the face with an open hand. Both Rainey and the female victim then fell to the ground. The victim was able to run away, but Rainey chased...