Chris Rainey was given a second (maybe even third) chance with the Indianapolis Colts late last season and blew it. The former Florida running back was waived by the Colts on July 28 after he reportedly violated team rules. He may have revealed the details of the incident on Thursday night.
Rainey was live-tweeting during Indy’s preseason game against the New York Jets, and he literally sounded like a third grader. After Colts running back Dan “Boom” Herron scored a touchdown, Rainey tweeted that he took the wrap for a fire extinguisher incident that also involved Herron. Deadspin captured the tweets before Rainey deleted them.
Most players wouldn’t lose their roster spot for horsing around with a fire extinguisher, but Rainey was on a short leash. He was arrested on charges of aggravated stalking back in college and was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Jan. 2013 after a simple battery arrest. A month before that, Rainey was cited for trespassing at a casino in Pennsylvania.
Maybe Herron did mess with the fire extinguisher that night just like Rainey, but nobody likes a tattle tale. Herron gets to keep his roster spot for now but he’ll probably be grounded. Way to go, Rainey.