Chris Rainey Released By Cardinals – Here’s Why He Should Think Before He Tweets

Chris Rainey has officially been released by the Arizona Cardinals.

Clearly, the Cardinals are trying to clean house and get the spotlight of controversy off of their team and organization as quickly as possible. The team already has their hands full with Jonathan Dywer and his current struggles with domestic violence and child abuse.

Instead of filling the spot in the backfield vacated by the dismissal of Dywer from the team with Chris Rainey, the Cardinals decided to completely cut ties with him as well.

At first, rumors and speculation surrounding this particular issue pointed towards Chris Rainey simply being bumped from the active roster. If that was the case, Rainey could have been placed back on the active roster in the future once the heat from all of the domestic violence cases cooled off. However, the Cardinals decided to go in a completely different direction.

FOX Sports reporter Mike Garafalo used his Twitter account to update fans and critics of the Arizona Cardinals with all of the team changes related to Chris Rainey – leading up to the announcement of his release.

This is definitely not the first time that Chris Rainey was cut from a team in the NFL due to his history with domestic violence. Back in January of 2013, Chris Rainey was released from the Pittsburgh Steelers after being arrested in Gainesville, Florida and charged with one count of simple battery.

A few years prior to that arrest, in 2010, Rainey was also arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking. Keep in mind that Chris Rainey has only been in the NFL since 2012 when he was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round. Before being signed by the Arizona Cardinals, Chris Rainey signed with the Indianapolis Colts in November of 2013, but was later released in July of 2014. Therefore, Rainey has officially been released by three different teams within a two-year time span.

Perhaps he should have reconsidered a certain tweet that he posted back in August, referencing how the NFL could do whatever they wanted to do in regards to his career as a professional football player.

NFL, u can do [what] the freak u want to me but I’m not givin up on my dream…One thing I can say that people can’t say I GOT A DEGREE.

With the heat on domestic violence records and child abuse charges still very high within the NFL currently, Chris Rainey may have no choice but to depend on that degree.

What do you think?

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