Another day, another male celebrity putting his hands on a woman. This situation involves Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey. Rainey was arrested in Gainesville, Florida for allegedly slapping his girlfriend after arguing over a cell phone.
The Gainesville Police say they received a call from witnesses who allege they saw Rainey assault his girlfriend after she took his cell phone and tried to barricade herself in his roommate’s car. The police report details the witnesses’ recounting of the altercation as Chris Rainey dragged his girlfriend out of the passenger side of the car and slapped her in the face. as Rainey pulled and slapped the girl, they both fell to the pavement.
Witnesses went on to tell police Rainey’s female companion went running down the street with the phone in her purse and Rainey pursued her. Once he caught up to the frightened woman, he grabbed her purse which caused the couple to fall to the ground for a second time. Police say neither the aggressor or the victim appeared to have any injuries that were visible.
Chris Rainey was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery, which is a misdemeanor, and remains in police custody.
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