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Old 01-11-2013, 06:39 AM   #131
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I agree with anyone saying this is hypocritical. How the F is Ta'amu still on this team?!?! It's like the Holmes/Ben situation IMO. They couldn't dump Ben so they get rid of Holmes to "prove" they aren't going to tolerate these types of incidents. Very hypocritical and I love the Steelers but it just smells awful. Be consistent!!! Rainey can rot in prison for all I care but this doesn't send a message other than confusion as to what is tolerated.

Are you suggesting they should tolerate what Rainey did in the interest of avoiding confusion?
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I wonder if Rainey merely fumbled his phone and his gf was just getting it for him?
She was trying to delete the naked pictures after he sent them to the whole team.


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Old 01-11-2013, 09:13 AM   #133
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I'm going off on a limb and saying this team isn't respecting anyone in the organization. I'm pointing fingers at Tomlin.

Since he's been our coach, we have had issues with a plethora of players in the offseason. I miss it way back when we were awfully quiet during this time.
Technology and less of a "good 'ol boys" mentality is the reason you hear about these issues more nowadays than before. Back in the day, you had to do something pretty outrageous to make a major headline (Holmes)...doesn't mean that players weren't doing the same kind of shit back then (drunk driving, drugs, sexual assaults, batteries, etc.).
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I'm not going to give him a break. It is not okay to hit a woman, no matter what age a man is. Men know this, even those in their 20's. It's also not okay to mess with her purse without permission. I never touch a man's wallet without permission. I carry a ton of stuff in my purse and it's heavy. If a guy tried to take my purse, I would cause him great harm with it.

It's not okay if his girlfriend took his cell phone without permission either, but I don't know the circumstances on how or why she had it, so I can't really speak to that issue, but it still doesn't warrant Rainey hitting her.

Glad he was cut. Good riddance.

Ta'amu can hit the road, too, as far as I'm concerned.
Completely agree...though I agree as well that people do stupid things when they're young (and old too). It's not ok what he did, and I don't disagree with the Steelers decision, but I'm not going to completely judge him on one incident. If she took his phone, it certainly would have been better if he had found a way to contact the police and he could have possibly pressed charges on her for theft. Some people don't think rationally in the heat of the moment though. Hope he learns his lessons, and I hope he has someone in his life that can set him straight.
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I didn't read the whole thread, so apologies if someone posted this already...

Apparently, this isn't his first, or second, legal issue as a Steeler. This was probably the straw that broke the camels back for the Steelers.

Chris Rainey had two run-ins with the law during his rookie season
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Chris Rainey, the 2012 fifth-round draft pick who was sent packing by the Steelers after he was arrested on Thursday and accused of slapping his girlfriend, had two previously unreported run-ins with the law during his rookie season in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Rainey was ticketed in September for driving on a suspended license, and in October he received a citation for “defiant trespass” at a racetrack casino.

When the Steelers announced on Thursday that they are cutting Rainey, they mentioned only his arrest on Thursday. But it may be that the Steelers decided to cut him not simply because of that incident, but because they viewed it as the last straw in a string of incidents. Rainey was already viewed as a character risk heading into the 2012 draft because of his history at Florida, where he was arrested for stalking an ex-girlfriend.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...rookie-season/


Rainey was charged in 2010 with felony stalking for sending a threatening text to his then-girlfriend that said, "Time to die."

That charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor, and he was ordered to perform community service and attend anger-management classes, which he completed.

The incident occurred a day after Florida's coach at the time, Urban Meyer, said Rainey had sustained a concussion in a game the previous weekend, and even Rainey's girlfriend then believed the head injury had changed his personality, texting him at one point during their altercation: "U have a concussion chris. Ur acting ridiculous."



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...#ixzz2HgVU1apA
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Rainey was ticketed in September for driving on a suspended license, and in October he received a citation for “defiant trespass” at a racetrack casino.

Rainey was charged in 2010 with felony stalking for sending a threatening text to his then-girlfriend that said, "Time to die."


Yep, he sounds like a real piece of work, this one. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Now Rainey can devote all of his time to being a gangster rapper.

Isn't he another one of Pouncey's "crew"?
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Concussions can screw you up...but you do not hit a woman...sorry....let another team take this on....
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I want Chris Rainey back he is a good return man.
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Concussions can screw you up...but you do not hit a woman...sorry....let another team take this on....
Thing is he is a good special teams player. And if Wallace leaves it would be Antonio returning kicks as our #1 WR! Even as our #2 it is not that ideal.

Don't know what is real about the whole story but I would give him the chance to come back.
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