• Chris Rainey arrested for slapping girlfriend over cell phone

    Summary of 19 articles · Updated Jan 11, 2013
    Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested this morning in Gainesville, Fla., on charges of slapping his girlfriend in the face during an argument over a cell phone. According to NFL.com's report, the argument started over Rainey's cell phone. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning in Gainesville for slapping his girlfriend in the face during an altercation over a cell phone, Gainesville Police told the Miami Herald Rainey, a fifth-round pick out of Florida who just completed his rookie season for the Steelers, was charged with one count of simple battery , a first-degree misdemeanor. Where were we? Ah, right: According to police in Gainesville , Steelers running back/return man Chris Rainey, a fifth-round draft pick last April, was charged this morning with simple battery for allegedly slapping his girlfriend of nine months. It is not the first domestic violence arrest for Rainey, who just finished his rookie year with the Steelers. He was arrested Sept. This is at least the second time that Rainey has been accused of a crime in which the victim was a woman he was in a relationship with. The “defiant trespass” charge is a result of unusual circumstances: Rainey had signed himself up for Pennsylvania’s statewide gambling self-exclusion list, which allows individuals to have themselves banned from gambling establishments and ineligible to collect winnings.
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      The girlfriend of former (eventually) Steelers running back Chris Rainey says that Rainey didn’t assault her, and that the charges against him should be dropped. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rainey’s lawyer read an email from the woman
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      We told you yesterday about Chris Rainey's arrest for allegedly slapping his girlfriend in Gainesville, Fla., which led to Rainey getting cut by the Steelers by the afternoon. Late last night, we received an email from a woman who says she saw what went…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Chris Rainey had two run-ins with the law during his rookie season

      Chris Rainey, the 2012 fifth-round draft pick who was sent packing by the Steelers after he was arrested on Thursday and accused of slapping his girlfriend, had two previously unreported run-ins with the law during his rookie season in Pittsburgh. The P…
    • Steelers' Gainey arrested for battery in Florida

      Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of simple battery after an altercation with a woman over a cell phone.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Rough year for Steelers' 2012 draft class

    Chris Rainey's arrest Thursday was the latest issue in what has been a rough rookie season for the Steelers' 2012 draft class: First round: David DeCastro, G, Stanford. Severely injured his knee in the third preseason game and returned to play the last …
    Source: ESPN.com

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