The Indianapolis Colts cut running back Chris Rainey early in training camp, which surprised quite a few people due to the torn ACL that Vick Ballard suffered. He was released due to a “violation of team rules” and the story was expected to quietly fade away like most of that type of news release. Rainey had other plans, as he decided to light up Twitter with controversial tweets during the Colts’ preseason game against the New York Jets last night.
“Yea im piss watchin the colts game when i should be out there too,” Rainey wrote. “Even tho i didnt break no f**kin team rules, not even.”
That was the first tweet that Rainey sent out, which obviously has distasteful language and is an extremely immature thing to tweet. He backed that first tweet up with another one that was directed at former teammate Dan “Boom” Herron.
“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.”
Quite frankly, Rainey may actually have a reason to be showing his displeasure if that tweet is true. Not many players begin tweeting accusations like that out of thin air, especially not a veteran running back who has had some respect throughout his career. The Colts may have messed up with this situation, but either way tweeting negative comments at your former team is never the way to handle anything.
To make matters worse, Rainey took to Twitter after thinking better of his comments, and tried to blame his cousin for putting those tweets out on his account.
It’s sad to see the situation going down like this, especially if Rainey really was wronged by being cut while others who were involved in breaking team rules were allowed to continue playing. That being said, throwing negative tweets at former teammates is not the way to get people onto your side. Rainey needs to take a step back next time he gets an attitude, and back away from his social media accounts. Either that, or he needs to keep a very watchful eye on his cousin whenever he gets upset.