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Steelers Running Back

ARRESTED

Accused of Slapping GF

1/10/2013 10:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Pittsburgh Steelers
running back Chris Rainey was arrested this morning in Florida -- after allegedly slapping his GF in the face during an argument over a cell phone.

According to the Gainesville Police, officers responded to a 911 call from witnesses who claimed they saw Rainey attack his girlfriend after she took his cell phone ... and tried to lock herself in Rainey's roommate's car.

According to the police report, witnesses said Rainey dragged his girlfriend out of the passenger seat and slapped her in the face in the process, causing both of them to fall to the ground.

Witnesses said Rainey's GF then took off again with the cell phone in her purse ... and Rainey continued the chase, eventually grabbing her purse ... causing them both to fall again.

Police say neither Rainey nor his GF appeared visibly injured after the fight.

Rainey has been charged with one count of simple battery, a misdemeanor, and he's currently in custody.

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16.

Catrina     

She should have also been arrested for theft. He's cheating girl, you knew what you were getting involved with.

566 days ago
17.

Hammer    

Hanging around Rapenburger too much

566 days ago
18.

happypat35    

She's guilty of cheating; hence, the dire need to hold onto the cell phone for dear life. He's stupid for slapping her, but crime of passion will get him off.

566 days ago
19.

Tim    

HAHAHAHAHA.........

566 days ago
20.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

I tell u I would never date a nfl player

566 days ago
21.

Jim in Cali    

This guy is a scrub. Dumb as rocks too. This is why the team is sitting at home for the playoffs with these kind of clowns on the team. smh

566 days ago
22.

jstate83    

I wonder how many time she hit him in that car before he got out and kicked her but just like Chris brown did. American women brains have been wired so backwards by political correctness, they honestly think they can do anything to a man and then scream victim.

Now lets hear from all the hypocrits that will yell "It don't matter that she hit him."

566 days ago
23.

yessir    

His chest is disgusting.

566 days ago
24.

Throwback kid    

This had to be racial profiling, black NFL players do not commit crimes like this. This treatment of black NFL players has to stop, next thing you know they will be accused of getting woman pregnant who they are not married to, someone call Al Sharpton to the rescue!

566 days ago
25.

soylentgreenispeople    

Wow that must be a nice phone .

566 days ago
26.

PK    

Easy one to figure out. Much like Tiger's ex, she snagged his phone to find proof of his philandering ways. If he had nothing to hide, he wouldn't have tried. The slap was cheap, though. Have fun paying for that...

566 days ago
27.

pimpc    

Damn. He just got let go by the steelers. But if he raped someone he would have gotten an extension. Smh

566 days ago
28.

MAX    

NON STOP YAKING BEEATCH GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED

566 days ago
29.

helloitsme    

I'm sick of all these athletes making baby mamas, cheating and beating up on their women.

566 days ago
30.

Nonok    

Woah woah so ur telling me if someone is trying to steal my cell phone I'm not allowed to do what it takes to get it back ... Bitch shouldn't have been trying to go through his ****

566 days ago
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