The Colts have released former Steelers running back Chris Rainey according to Adam Schefter.
Colts waived RB Chris Rainey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014
According to Indianapolis Star reporter Stephen Holder, the move was conduct related.
Just got some more info on Rainey. The release is conduct related. Chuck Pagano will provide more details. It's is not a football decision
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) July 28, 2014
Without knowing the details, one would have to think it was something fairly serious. The Colts just lost running back Vick Ballard to a season ending injury and Colts coach Chuck Pagano was just talking Rainey up a couple days ago.
The Steelers drafted Rainey in the 5th round of 2012 draft. The team released Rainey last January after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend in the face. Rainey was arrested for aggravated stalking in 2010, when he infamously texted “time to die” to his then girlfriend.
In other former Steelers news, P Drew Butler was signed by the Detroit Lions on Friday. Butler was waived by the Steelers last September after making the final roster cuts.
Lastly, the Browns signed LB Jamaal Westerman last week. Westerman was signed by the Steelers last December, but never wore a helmet on Sunday.