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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has been arrested and charged with one count of simple battery (dating violence).
Rainey, who attended the University of Florida, was arrested Thursday morning in Gainesville, according to a statement from the Gainesville Police Department.
Police responded after receiving a 911 call from a witness that said a male and female were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, the statement read.
Officers arrived and identified Rainey as the male involved, the statement read. Witnesses told police that Rainey and the alleged victim were arguing over Rainey's cellphone. According to witnesses' reports, Rainey slapped the alleged victim across the face. The altercation continued briefly, with Rainey chasing after the woman to get his cellphone and both parties falling to the ground. Neither party suffered visible injuries, the police statement read.
Rainey denied hitting the victim at the scene, according to an NFL.com report.
"He did admit to some of the altercation. He admitted he grabbed her bag, which caused both of them to fall and he admitted to chasing her. He denied slapping her, but we had several witnesses to that," Gainesville police public information officer Ben Tobias told NFL.com.
Rainey and the female victim have been in a dating relationship for approximately nine months, the police statement said. Rainey was transported to the Alachua County Jail for booking.
Rainey, who was drafted in the fifth round in the 2012 NFL Draft, served mainly as a return specialist for the Steelers this past season. He returned 39 kickoffs for an average of 26.5 yards per return. He also rushed for 102 yards and two TDs and caught 14 passes for 60 yards.
Rainey also was arrested during his time at Florida. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stalking and received probation.
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested on Thursday and charged with simple battery for allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face.
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested this morning in Gainesville for slapping his girlfriend in the face during an altercation over a cell phone, Gainesville Police confirmed to the Gainesville Sun – This isn’t Gainey’s first run in with the law… he also pled guilty to a misdemeanor stalking charge in 2010 after sending...
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived RB Chris Rainey, according to this ESPN.com report, after he was charged with simple battery on January 10, 2013. The Steelers drafted Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft because of his speed and versatility to be a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Although Rainey seemed [...]
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Good for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The team announced Thursday afternoon, they were releasing RB Chris Rainey after he was arrested on a count of misdemeanor simple battery against his girlfriend overnight in Gainesville, Florida.
He allegedly tried to pull her out of a car after arguing over his cellphone, which was in her purse after an argument.
Rainey was the primary...
The Pittsburgh Steelers wasted little time in ridding themselves of running back Chris Rainey. The fifth-round pick did not have much of an impact during the season. After being arrested early Thursday for allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face the Steelers released him later in the day.
Rainey averaged 3.9 yards a carry this season on 26 rushes. He also caught 14 passes.
I tell young players this all the time.
Unless you are a star like Dez Bryant or Ben Roethlisberger, you can’t afford to have too many run ins with the law. Chris Rainey who was arrested in college for telling a girlfriend it was “Time to Die”, was arrested recently for slapping his girlfriend in the face for trying to look through his phone.
The Steelers didn’t waste any...