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Pittsburgh Steelers RB

BOOTED from Team

For Allegedly Attacking GF

1/10/2013 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has just been fired from the team for allegedly attacking his girlfriend this morning in Florida, TMZ has learned. 

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert tells us, "Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing. Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."

As we reported. Chris allegedly flew off the handle this morning in Gainesville when his girlfriend swiped his phone -- and slapped her in the face.

Chris has been charged with battery stemming from the incident. He's currently still in custody.

He's not some no-name bench warmer either -- Rainey scored two touchdowns this season for the Black and Gold.
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46.

HillbillyHell    

Two touchdowns in a 16 game season!? Sounds like a "no-name bench warmer to me".

618 days ago
47.

stevenwilliam    

Everybody got something to say about Ben Roethlisberger on here but remember he was never charged for anything at all

618 days ago
48.

Jasmin    

I applaud this decision.....but they REALLY need to get rid of the Rapist.....REALLY!!

618 days ago
49.

J $ Money    

i've had enough of all the idiots on here calling Ben a rapist....do some research(besides TMZ)..the man was set up by gold diggin hoes...he was never convicted of anything....quit hating on Ben just because he's got 2super bowl rings and Ray Lewis the double murderer got ZERO

617 days ago
50.

SuspiciousMind    

PRIOR ARREST FOR AGGRAVATED STALKING 2010 WHILE @ UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA : CHRIS RAINEY http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-09-17/sports/os-florida-gators-arrests-list-20100915_1_frankie-hammond-second-degree-misdemeanor-charge-misdemeanor-possession

617 days ago
51.

J $ Money    

the bottom line is that the Steelers are like $20 million over the cap next year...and dumping Rainey will save $$...but i still dont get why that rookie Ta-amau'?(or whatever his name is)is still on the team after his DUI POLICE-CHASE in the southside almost killed people and lucky4him the cops didnt shoot him...

617 days ago
52.

wendy    

I think it's way too severe. she did her share of wrong doing here, and it's not like he chris browned her.

617 days ago
53.

hunter    

Big Ben will slap his wife and get. ......... a contract extension.

617 days ago
54.

bitchfistcomics.com    

It's not good to be Chris Rainey right about now.

617 days ago
55.

J $ Money    

UPDATE:....Roger Goodall has just announced that the NFL has a new policy....not the ROONEY RULE......the RAINEY RULE.....anytime a woman claims she's been wronged...no proof needed...immediate firing...But DUI homicide offenders and double-murderers are O.K...and may even qualify for a job at ESPN..,.

617 days ago
56.

kitnplayn    

It's about time professional sports management put a consequence to bad behaviour. American men are so insecure, they have to beat women and perv on kids. Disgusting society.

617 days ago
57.

lm    

Should've did it the right way and had a sister or a homegirl kick her azz.... Oh well.

617 days ago
58.

Steelersfan    

I am so happy to see a team that is holding their players accountable. The message being sent is very clear to other players-current and upcoming. This is how it should be.

617 days ago
59.

LadyN    

He was not yet charged with anything yet he was fired for an open handed slap. While I certainly do NOT condone domestic violence of any kind, the Steelers jumped the gun in this case. They clearly wanted him gone and found a way to get rid of him without having to pay him anything. If he ends up cleared of the charges, will they rehire him? Hmm.

617 days ago
60.

Jim in Cali    

This guy is a scrub. Plus this guy has gambling problems and actually got fined at a Casino after he signed onto a list that bans him from coming back to the Casino. Just part of the punks the steelers have on their team which is why they missed the playoffs. Good riddance Rainey!!

617 days ago
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