Former Steelers RB Rainey pleads no contest

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and paid nearly $500 in fines and court costs, according to reports.

Rainey was arrested in Gainesville, Fla., in January after an altercation with his girlfriend over a cell phone. The Steelers waived Rainey shortly after the incident was reported.

Rainey was fined $210 and ordered to pay $276 in court costs, which he paid Friday, according to Alachua County (Fla.) court records.

Rainey was arrested at an apartment complex. Rainey and the woman argued and Rainey pulled her out of a vehicle and slapped her in the face, according to Gainesville police. Witnesses told police he chased her and grabbed a bag she was carrying to retrieve his cellphone. There were reportedly no visible injuries.

He was charged with simple battery (dating violence), a first-degree misdemeanor.

Rainey was drafted in the fifth round last year. As a rookie, he rushed for 102 yards with two touchdowns, caught 14 passes for 60 yards and averaged 26.5 yards on 39 kickoff returns.
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