Oh, look. It's another Pittsburgh Steelers player being an outstanding citizen. (Hold your fire, Steelers fans. I'm one of you. Even wore this during my commute to work today. I'm also well aware of the franchise's fine tradition of
not once making the playoffs only once* during the first 40 seasons of its existence, to say nothing of its storied history of employing guys like this).
Now. Where were we? Ah, right: According to police in Gainesville (Fla.), Steelers running back/return man Chris Rainey, a fifth-round draft pick last April, was charged this morning with simple battery for allegedly slapping his girlfriend of nine months. Rainey had played his college ball in Gainesville, at least when he wasn't getting suspended, which he was for a short time in 2010, when he was charged with felony stalking for, among other pleasantries, texting "Time to Die Bitch" to a woman. (Rainey eventually was sentenced to community service and had to take anger management classes after getting that charge knocked down to a misdemeanor.)