The girlfriend of former (eventually) Steelers running back Chris Rainey says that Rainey didn’t assault her, and that the charges against him should be dropped.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rainey’s lawyer read an email from the woman during a Friday bond hearing.
Rainey’s girlfriend claims that witnesses who saw Rainey slap her face are “mistaken.”
Even if the girlfriend’s version of the events results in the charges being dropped, it likely won’t keep the Steelers from dropping Rainey. The team has said he’ll be waived, something that can’t happen until the day after the Super Bowl.
As MDS pointed out earlier in the day, Rainey had two previously-unreported brushes with the law during his rookie season.