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SnakeEyes43
01-12-2013, 01:59 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000125142/article/chris-raineys-girlfriend-says-no-assault-took-place


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Christopher Rainey's girlfriend says she was not assaulted, and that the state of Florida should drop the battery charge against him.

Gainesville police charged Rainey with simple battery Thursday after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. Police say the two were arguing over Rainey's cellphone, and that when his girlfriend got into a vehicle, the ex-Florida Gator tried to pull her out. Witnesses told detectives that Rainey slapped his girlfriend across the face and then chased her when she ran away with his phone in her purse.

The girlfriend's email said the witnesses were mistaken, and Johnson pointed out that officers found no marks on the woman's face.

Rainey, who was cut by the Steelers after his arrest, was released after the hearing but ordered not to have any contact with his girlfriend.

I know we won't bring him back, but it's an interesting turn of events.

jdehoff83
01-12-2013, 05:09 PM
Normal for domestic situations. The gf prolly doesnt wanna see rainey get cut and not be in the nfl... if you have an independent witness or multiple ones at that more than likely it happened and when people get hit it doesnt always leave a mark... he can stay gone

Big T
01-12-2013, 05:17 PM
Her statement did come out the same day a witness came out saying he didn't slap her...

Steeler4life
01-12-2013, 06:07 PM
Doesn't matter now as far as his job with the Steelers is concerned, the Court of Public Opinion has spoken.

coldrolled
01-12-2013, 07:15 PM
He is still a steeler today.. hell be on probation... double secret..

Real Deal Steel
01-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Witnesses are also saying Rainey never hit the girl. I sure hate to see a draft pick go wasted.

Sheetz
01-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Was she arrested? False claims like this ruin people's lives and the women walk away without any repercussions.
I like Rainey and hope they resign him.

CelticSteel65
01-13-2013, 11:28 AM
It would be a shame to waste a good talent like Chris Rainey. If, she lied to the police then he should be reinstated. Todd Haley, if he is still here next season, Needs to implement more plays with him in them.

TarlsQtr
01-13-2013, 12:47 PM
I am tempted to believe the original story but I hope to be wrong. If I remember correctly, wasn't the original retraction by a neighbor? It would be pretty easy for a relative to go over and have a few kind words and ask for help.

As far as the girlfriend, victims of domestic violence are notorious for changing their stories. They make up with the boyfriend/husband and then retract statements in order to protect them.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. However, we do know that at the very least he was acting like a dirtbag, pushing her around a little bit even if he did not slap her.

TarlsQtr
01-13-2013, 12:49 PM
It would be a shame to waste a good talent like Chris Rainey. If, she lied to the police then he should be reinstated. Todd Haley, if he is still here next season, Needs to implement more plays with him in them.

I thought they ran quite a few screens, draws, etc. to draw on his talents and he looked pretty pedestrian. That said, so did ALL of our backs.

RIVERS OF STEEL
01-13-2013, 12:53 PM
**** rainey, get the **** out of the burgh. we got enough god damn problems. not a fn nursery school here dip **** rainey and his tard gf.

LatrobePA
01-13-2013, 02:36 PM
He's a goner...

Nolrog
01-13-2013, 02:40 PM
Her statement did come out the same day a witness came out saying he didn't slap her...

The same witness that said the only reason the other witness said he did hit her was because he doesn't like Rainey. That sent up major question marks and concerns. One witness trying to discredit another. How do we know that the one that said he didn't hit her only said that because she really likes Rainey and doesn't want to see him get in trouble (the argument works both ways.)

The girlfriend's response is classic domestic abuse response. Call the police and then say no he never did anything. Makes domestic abuse a very difficult thing to prosecute.

Something not sitting right with me about the whole situation. I think there's more facts to come yet.