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Chris Rainey burns bridges with the Colts


Chris Rainey, the running back who was cut by the Colts for disciplinary reasons early in training camp, watched the team’s preseason game on Thursday night and vented on Twitter about the circumstances that got him cut.

Shortly after running back Dan “Boom” Herron scored a touchdown, Rainey wrote on Twitter that Herron was involved in the same incident that got Rainey cut from the team.

“Nice TD Boom even tho u was in the hallway with me that nite when we was horsing around with the fire extinguisher. Man up like i did,” Rainey wrote.

The Colts have not confirmed what Rainey did to get cut, but the Indianapolis Star reports that a fire alarm was set off on the night of July 27 when a fire extinguisher was sprayed in a break room in the dorm where the Colts are staying. Rainey was released on the morning of July 28.

Rainey confirmed that he isn’t happy about the fact that he was cut and doesn’t think he should have been.

“Yea im piss watchin the colts game when i should be out there too. Even tho i didnt break no f**kin team rules, not even,” Rainey wrote.

Rainey changed the status of his Twitter account to “private” after writing that, but it’s too late: Rainey has publicly vented about the team, and burned bridges in the process.

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72 Responses to “Chris Rainey burns bridges with the Colts”
  1. Stiller43 says: Aug 8, 2014 6:59 AM

    Well…he’s kinda right…

  2. joetoronto says: Aug 8, 2014 7:03 AM

    “Nice TD Boom even tho u was in the hallway with me that nite when we was horsing around with the fire extinguisher. Man up like i did,” Rainey wrote.

    Men don’t horse around with a fire extinguisher, so you can’t “man up”, loser.

  3. dabears2485 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:03 AM

    Chris Kluwe 2.0?

  4. ausernamethatisavailable says: Aug 8, 2014 7:05 AM

    Twitter is so great

  5. heeeeelzfan says: Aug 8, 2014 7:07 AM

    Can you spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e? Grow up already. Gotta love that social media.

  6. brandonj21 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:07 AM

    He could be a star in the Arena League.

  7. florsht says: Aug 8, 2014 7:07 AM

    ‘It’s not my fault’. For how many years and how many places does he say this before he gets wise.

  8. crush22 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:12 AM

    Sounds like he should of been studying a grammar book instead of playing with a fire extinguisher like a 12 year old.

  9. jmblosser82 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:12 AM

    Grow up Chris, you’re young and already have a list of red flags. David Wilson wishes he could still play.

  10. cbass59 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:14 AM

    Is Rainey a man or a little b!tch? Glad the a Steelers cut him.

  11. wtfchiefs says: Aug 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Man. Tweets are written in a language I don’t understand.

  12. packerman1968 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:19 AM

    Now add “RAT” to his resume.

  13. mcmystery76 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:21 AM

    I think he just burned a bridge to the nfl- they value privacy basically above all else

  14. warhawk137 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:26 AM

    Here’s a thought Chris, maybe the problem wasn’t your actions, maybe it was your attitude.

  15. officialgame says: Aug 8, 2014 7:26 AM

    Well Mr. Rainey your twitter finger just drove the final nail in your coffin.

  16. smashadams1 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:29 AM

    And he’s a snitch!

  17. ctiggs says: Aug 8, 2014 7:33 AM

    Lol i remember doing this when i was in the service, we just replaced the fire extinguisher before anyone found out.

  18. clarencewhorley says: Aug 8, 2014 7:37 AM

    This guy just doesn’t get it. Probably out of the league for good now.

  19. rutchaser says: Aug 8, 2014 7:38 AM

    I’m sure this stupid twitter rant just confirmed to the Colts that they did the right thing by cutting him.

  20. eaglesw00t says: Aug 8, 2014 7:39 AM

    Uhh…the team cut him. What bridge exactly is there to burn? Were they going to rehire him? No, they didnt keep him on their 90…let alone their 75 or 53.

    It is hypocritical to only cut one of two players to do that kind of stuff though.

    Dude is stupid though. You get to the NFL, and the chance of a lifetime, and the chance to set yourself up so you never have to work a day in your life, and you pull a fire alarm like a 6 year old.

    Thats just idiotic.

  21. moeman79 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:40 AM

    If you were any good you would still be there.

  22. steeelfann says: Aug 8, 2014 7:42 AM

    A little immature boy in a man’s world.

    Guys like him don’t even know it.

  23. billsfan says: Aug 8, 2014 7:42 AM

    The grammar fits the crime…adolescent on all counts.

  24. titansbro says: Aug 8, 2014 7:46 AM

    jmblosser with the best comment you’ll see on this thread. It’s a privilege to play in the NFL, not a right. Nobody owes you anything. And didn’t you ever learn not to rat on your friends where you grew up? Way to “man up” kid.

  25. ryanw822 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:57 AM

    Rainey was arrested for telling his girlfriend “its time to die bi—” in 2010 and last year for assaulting his girlfriend. So he has zero leeway when it comes to something like this while Herron was probably warned by the team.

    Rainey has no one to blame but himself but we all know that with people like this, it’s always someone else’s fault. Rainey appears to be on the path of jail.

  26. mcqphx says: Aug 8, 2014 8:07 AM


  27. abninf says: Aug 8, 2014 8:09 AM

    Twitter and alcohol claims another victim.

  28. psu7374 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:12 AM

    Just another piece of garbage from Urban’s bag
    of trash

  29. cdollaz says: Aug 8, 2014 8:14 AM

    Yea I’m piss, too.

  30. ranoversquarells says: Aug 8, 2014 8:15 AM

    Didn’t the Colts burn the bridge by cutting him over this? Not saying it’s a smart move to vent over twitter either. But it once again proves that if you’re productive you’ll catch the “iron fist”, if not be prepared to update your resume.

  31. dynasonic says: Aug 8, 2014 8:23 AM

    Doing something that results in a fire alarm going off and having hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts scampering out of a building in a perceived emergency situation is just begging for someone to get hurt. This dude is not very bright. If Herron was involved I am sure he will be on a short leash just like Rainey was. I am sure Herron will be able to learn from his mistake though. Something Rainey is incapable of doing.

  32. mortwannabe says: Aug 8, 2014 8:23 AM

    The Middle School where I live had the exact same situation last fall…..hmmm

  33. tennesseetitan78 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:26 AM

    Congratulations you will never get another NFL job now!!!

  34. sylar1888 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:27 AM

    I’m glad he’s gone.. as I’m sure Steeler fans are as well.. You’re a professional athlete making more money then even above average folks and the best you can do is horse around with a fire extinguisher? You should’ve had your head in the play book, or studying film in the film room. As another poster stated above that David Wilson would pretty much sell his soul to play again, and here’s this idiot playing with fire extinguishers like a nine year old!

  35. norseyapper says: Aug 8, 2014 8:28 AM

    Perplexed why you are gone and the guy with you is still there huh?
    Could it possibly be that you were right on the borderline of having a shot to make the team? Could it possibly be that such idiotic and juvenile behavior pushed you over that line while Herron’s talent is just enough to give him a little more rope?

    Man up to this you idiot…you didn’t present the team with enough temptation via talent to cut you any slack.
    Carry that same attitude into the real world and you’ll be singing “workin’ at the car wash blues” real soon.

  36. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 8, 2014 8:36 AM

    This country talks about “raising standards in education” yet the typical twitter post is rife with grammatical mistakes. It ‘a embarrassing.

  37. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 8, 2014 8:38 AM

    It’s embarrassing.

  38. tannerthoughts says: Aug 8, 2014 8:50 AM

    He used the fire extinguisher on the entire hallway of the dorm. The Colts took a team vote as to whether he remained on the team. Obviously, they team didn’t want him.

  39. IsThird says: Aug 8, 2014 8:50 AM

    He should probably go ahead and join the concussion lawsuit now because he’s clearly not working with a full deck. Idiot.

  40. underdog518 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:50 AM

    Just another Gator meathead wasting his ability.

  41. jacobslatter says: Aug 8, 2014 8:55 AM

    Horseplay is surely only a part of his dismissal from the Colts.

  42. donniev77 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:56 AM

    I hate when people compare athletes jobs to their own, but in this case he is at training camp to work and prepare. What would happen if you walked out into the hallway at your job grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed the break room with it?

  43. 667s650w says: Aug 8, 2014 9:06 AM

    Yes, I am sure getting cut has nothing to do with your play on the field Chris…

  44. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 8, 2014 9:09 AM

    ALL Urban Meyer players should be required to undergo “analysis” prior to being draft eligible

  45. brend0 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:09 AM

    If you were good you wouldn’t have been cut. Not right, but that’s the way it is.

  46. 12444uggg says: Aug 8, 2014 9:18 AM

    This was good for a laugh

  47. ravensterpsarmystrong says: Aug 8, 2014 9:21 AM

    You were cut! Ice up Baby! LOL!

  48. cpitch12 says: Aug 8, 2014 9:23 AM

    How old are we here………

  49. jimfix says: Aug 8, 2014 9:26 AM

    weird, it’s almost like teams treat a guy who has been arrested for sexual assault differently than a guy who hasn’t.

  50. JackedUpSports says: Aug 8, 2014 9:30 AM

    you’re not a good player!

  51. ducks4remi says: Aug 8, 2014 9:42 AM

    The vikes will sign him and he will run the love boat tours up there.

  52. jaranspringer says: Aug 8, 2014 9:43 AM

    Men DO horse around especially in their 20s.

  53. skoobyfl says: Aug 8, 2014 9:54 AM

    Colts should bring him back & cut him on the last day.

  54. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 8, 2014 10:06 AM


  55. realfootballfan says: Aug 8, 2014 11:28 AM

    Guy’s an idiot. If you’re already on thin ice going back to your college days when you spent more time beating your girlfriend, I’d keep my mouth closed. However, you now see why probably his career is over despite his speed.

  56. gettingpwned says: Aug 8, 2014 11:34 AM

    The problem is that he’s got a history. Oh well.

  57. darthvoter says: Aug 8, 2014 11:34 AM

    This is what happens when a hood rat masquerading as a sports professional meets twitter. Obviously not an English major. You apparently enjoy career suicide Mr. Rainey. Hitting women, acting like a moron, and now you seal your fate with a bad example of tweetbonics. You might want to practice this phrase: “You want fries with that”?

  58. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 8, 2014 11:50 AM

    Another of Urban Meyer’s boys. You are so lucky, buckeyes!

  59. r8rsfan says: Aug 8, 2014 12:07 PM

    First three words of his tweet appear to be more accurate than he even knows.

  60. bassplucker says: Aug 8, 2014 12:29 PM

    Broke and homeless in 3 yrs max. Book it.

  61. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 8, 2014 12:36 PM

    I don’t know what happened but would it kill him to spell a couple words correctly?

  62. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:38 PM

    Is that really how he talks?

  63. croghan1919 says: Aug 8, 2014 1:08 PM

    I did the same thing with a fire exstinguisher at a school, but the building was empty and me and a couple of buddys were just so elated that it was the beginning of summer and we were just passed from the 5th grade to the 6th grade that we couldn’t control ourselves.
    My rear end still hurts 40 years later.

  64. blabidibla says: Aug 8, 2014 1:16 PM

    To be fair, when you get cut for blowing up a dorm with a fire extinguisher, that bridge was already in embers.

  65. justintuckrule says: Aug 8, 2014 1:17 PM

    I’ll take him. Jeez. When an entire fanbase is worried about Peyton Hillis of all people being hurt, you know you’re desperate for a RB – – even one who’s a snitching, fire-extinguisher sprayer.

  66. coachbeck says: Aug 8, 2014 1:59 PM

    Another great steeler draft pick lol

  67. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 8, 2014 2:51 PM

    “tannerthoughts says: Aug 8, 2014 8:50 AM

    He used the fire extinguisher on the entire hallway of the dorm. The Colts took a team vote as to whether he remained on the team. Obviously, they team didn’t want him.”

    That’s interesting. Where did you read this? That wouldn’t surprise me one bit if that’s the case. When the team lets the players decide whether or not to keep someone and they vote to get rid of him, there’s probably MUCH more behind this story. My guess is the guy is a total dirtbag and nobody likes him. I guess all those bible studies with Urban Meyer didn’t do any good.

    And like multiple people have said, that twitter rant effectively guaranteed NOBODY will take a chance on him. NOBODY. Well, except maybe the Ravens. They could use him to backup Ray Rice.

  68. dmoney666 says: Aug 8, 2014 2:59 PM

    Man, the Colts are really going to regret cutting such a class act from the team…

  69. andymannfl says: Aug 8, 2014 3:20 PM

    The diesel is the one on the left, unleaded on the right. And don’t spray the fuel around either Chris, or you’ll lose that job too.

  70. ndrick731 says: Aug 8, 2014 4:48 PM

    If he can’t get another chance in the NFL he can use the education he received to get ahead in the business world. With language skills like his I’m sure he can get a job right away in the trash collection field or possibly emptying porta-potties.

  71. psl1196 says: Aug 8, 2014 6:19 PM

    go gators!

  72. citizenstrange says: Aug 9, 2014 11:59 AM

    I would put the over/under at 500 for the amount of times Rainey set off a fire extinguisher at Florida and got off scot free.

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