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Steelers Running Back Chris Rainey Cut from Team for Alleged Assault on His Girlfriend

By Nottage and Ward on January 25, 2013

Whether a couple is married, involved in a civil union, or in any other intimate relationship, physical or mental abuse, also referred to domestic violence, is unacceptable and does not have to be lived with. As reported by The Associated Press and The New York Daily News, rookie running back 24-year-old Chris Rainey has been cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers because of physical harm he caused to his girlfriend.

Rainey was arrested in Gainesville, Florida and charged with a single count of battery after fighting with his girlfriend. The actual altercation was over a cell phone, but afterwards Rainey attempted to pull her out of a vehicle. He allegedly slapped her as she attempted to run away from him. Pittsburgh’s general manager, Kevin Colbert, was reported as saying that due to Rainey’s conduct, he would be cut from the team.

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