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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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61.

SPEAK-the-TRUTH    

An Big Ben raped a girl and kept him.. Pays to be a star baby!!

465 days ago
62.

helloitsme    

He deserves to be fired as well as any others like him. These athletes need to start being held accountable. They do not just represent just themselves but their team and sport. They get to play the sport they love and make more money than most people but can't seem to appreciate it and live like trailer trash whoring, cheating and beating on women.

465 days ago
63.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

He slapped her, he didn't punch her. In fact, she should have slapped him back then they would have been even! If someone had my phone and wouldn't give it back, I might slap them too, but I don't think they should have fired him. Seems like an excuse to get rid of someone.

465 days ago
64.

Vote2012    

This is exactly why the Steelers are the best managed and most successful NFL franchise....if you notice when these players get into trouble or have legal problems and get cut from teams, they always end up getting picked up by teams like Dallas, Philly, etc...these teams are the NFL bottom feeders.

465 days ago
65.

helloitsme    

Don't forget that Belcher and his gf were receiving counseling through the Chiefs. You never knoq of there is more going on behind the scenes that the kbows about and the public doesn't.

465 days ago
66.

helloitsme    

Don't forget that the Chiefs were providing Belcher and his gf counseling behind the scenes. You never know if there was more going on that the public isn't aware of.

465 days ago
67.

Maggoon    

In other News, Ravens pick up new RB. Head coach John Harbaugh says he thinks he will fit in just perfectly with the team

465 days ago
68.

stevenwilliam    

Anybody thats Waco for Flacco and thanks that the Ravens have a chance with Denver is brain dead

465 days ago
69.

Dangernouse52    

Oh ok, so here's the thing!! Big Ben gets allegedly gets accused of RAPE, not once but twice.. This guys gets allegedly for slapping his girl and gets fired!! WTF??

465 days ago
70.

mary    

when are men going to realize its not the sixties, where this would be covered up. if a woman upsets you enough that you want to hit her its time to walk away and find someone else. its over, move on , save her life and yours. all the ruined careers and lives because someone cant control their anger. the only control anyone has is the ability to control ones self.

465 days ago
71.

MP    

I'm not a fan of the ThugFL, but there is the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in this country. I would have suspended him until his legal issues made it through the courts. Then I would have fired his butt after he was found guilty.

465 days ago
72.

Nobrows    

It's about time these guys stop getting a free pass for whatever they do. It was a long time coming. Hope other sports (and people who employ celebrities) follow suit.

465 days ago
73.

Nickdildo     

Steroid rage !! Drug test aren't hard to fake!

465 days ago
74.

mememi    

Bish get off my cell...smack

465 days ago
75.

NocturnalDirtPeople    

So i guess big Ben who has two rape allegations gets a pass. Whats up with that.

465 days ago
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