Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of simple battery (dating violence), the Gainesville, Fla., police department confirmed.
The Steelers later announced they have waived Rainey. The Steelers released the following statement regarding Rainey from general manager Kevin Colbert:
"Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."
Rashard Mendenhall is a free agent and may not return, so the Pittsburgh backfield may look very different in 2013.