Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 1/10/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with rookie running back Chris Rainey today following his arrest for hitting a woman in Florida in what was reportedly a fight over a cell phone. Rainey was arrested and charged and within hours, two things occurred; The Steelers released Rainey and then the usual ‘One set of rules for Ben Roethlisberger and one set for everyone else’ calls started on social media. I’ll deal with that ridiculous subject another time… The dismissal of Rainey means that the Steelers have basically wasted their fourth and fifth round draft choices from the 2012 draft. Alameda Ta’Amu was on the practice squad when the season ended following his arrest that started with being intoxicated and ended with assault. Most don’t expect him back and now Rainey, who is now fighting his second domestic battery issue is gone too. Much like college coaches can’t control their players 24/7, neither can NFL coaches and general managers. Young men like Rainey come out of difficult f...
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