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Former Steelers RB Chris Rainey patiently awaits second chance in NFL

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Larod Stephens-Howling Expected to take Role Vacated by Chris Rainey

Immediately following the 2012 season the Pittsburgh Steelers cut running back Chris Rainey due to off-field issues. Rainey, the Steelers fifth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, was a jack of all trades for the team last season returning kicks, catching passes and running the ball. He was supposed to be the team’s new weapon on offense and mirror...

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Pittsburgh Steelers: The Chris Rainey vs. Alameda Ta’amu Debate

When running back Chris Rainey was cut by the Steelers for an off-field issue involving his girlfriend many fans were upset. Rainey was supposed to be an explosive play-maker and return man for the Steelers moving forward, but he was already gone after less than a year with the team. Following the allegations his girlfriend denied the reports and t...

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Chris Rainey suggests Steelers cut him as a lesson to the rest of the team

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Steelers officially part ways with Chris Rainey

When running back Chris Rainey was arrested on charges of slapping his girlfriend in the face, the Steelers made it clear that he wouldn’t be welcomed back to the team in 2013. League rules dictated the Steelers couldn’t pull the trigger until after the Super Bowl, although the extra time did nothing to change the…

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Chris Rainey passes through waivers unclaimed

Chris Rainey, the 2012 fifth-round draft pick who showed promise as a rookie with the Steelers but was sent packing after the latest in a long line of off-field issues, has passed through the NFL’s waiver wire unclaimed. All 31 other teams could have picked up Rainey today after the Steelers put him on waivers…

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Steelers Officially Waive RB Chris Rainey On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially severed ties on Monday with one of their 2012 draft picks as running back Chris Rainey was officially waived, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter.

The Steelers announced back on January 10 that the Florida product would be waived following his simple battery arrest earlier that day down in Gainesville, Florida. ...

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Chris Rainey arrested for slapping girlfriend over cell phone

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 Matt Watts of the Miami Herald, Rainey was charged with one misdemenaor count of simple battery (dating violence). Rainey remains in custody awaiting his first…...

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Steelers cut Chris Rainey hours after arrest

The Steelers didn’t take long to react after running back Chris Rainey was arrested this morning and accused of slapping his girlfriend. Just hours after the arrest, the Steelers announced that they waived Rainey. And the team made no secret of the fact that the arrest is what cost him his job. “Chris Rainey’s actions…

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Attorney for Chris Rainey says woman was never hit; attempting to have case dismissed


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Developments came out on Friday night in the Chris Rainey scandal, as now it appears the woman in question who was allegedly slapped by Rainey says she was never hit. According to Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, they are requesting that the case be dismissed. According to Johnson via Steelers reporter Joe Starkey:  Johnson said the woman had...

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