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Steelers cut Rainey after arrest

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04:11 PM ET 01.10 | The Pittsburgh Steelers have released running back Chris Rainey, the team announced on Thursday.Rainey had been arrested on a charge of domestic battery earlier in the day after eyewitnesses saw him fighting with a women in a car over a cellphone. The team released a statement from from general manager Kevin Colbert, who cited the arrest as reason for Rainey's release: "Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."

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January 10, 2013  04:49 PM ET

I don't know how thin skinned this was. The guy also was convicted of stalking a woman at the U of Florida, so not exactly a quality individual. Maybe the Steelers just didn't think his potential was worth the trouble. Now let's see if they release Alameda Ta'amu for the same reason, because he's another Brent waiting to happen. Josh, not Musberger.

January 10, 2013  05:08 PM ET

Their QB got to keep his job though, because he just hits women with his ****.

January 10, 2013  05:35 PM ET

Not a Smart Man!

January 10, 2013  06:44 PM ET

He yanked her out of a car, slapped her to the ground, she got away and he chased her down and knocked her down again. To top it off, he lied to the cops about what happened, making statements in direct contradiction to several witness accounts.

The way the team seems to look at it is that anyone can lose their temper, but taking responsibility and dealing with the situation goes a long way towards determining your future as a Steeler. (It also seems to help if your name is Roethlisberger or Harrison.)

January 10, 2013  06:44 PM ET
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I don't know how thin skinned this was. The guy also was convicted of stalking a woman at the U of Florida, so not exactly a quality individual. Maybe the Steelers just didn't think his potential was worth the trouble. Now let's see if they release Alameda Ta'amu for the same reason, because he's another Brent waiting to happen. Josh, not Musberger.

Thinking in the same direction, trying to rid of a future problem.

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January 11, 2013  05:54 AM ET
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Their QB got to keep his job though, because he just hits women with his ****.

And because of the size of the weapon it was only a misdemeanor. Turns out Big Ben's nickname was meant to be ironic.

January 11, 2013  05:57 AM ET
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Thinking in the same direction, trying to rid of a future problem.

They have a lot of work to do and he's a distraction waiting to happen.

January 11, 2013  07:14 AM ET
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And because of the size of the weapon it was only a misdemeanor. Turns out Big Ben's nickname was meant to be ironic.

Ok that was actually pretty funny.

 
January 11, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Yeah, everybody who misbehaves gets cut except Ruthlessgroper. For such a class organization, the Steelers are pretty hypocritical.

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