Posted by Tom Fornelli
Following the arrest of Florida Gators wide receiver Chris Rainey after threatening text messages he sent a girl, there are two questions that need to be answered regarding Rainey's future. First and foremost, what, if any, legal ramifications will he face for the incident? He was released on Tuesday morning following a hearing in an Alachua County courtroom.
The second question is what, if any, punishment he'll be receiving from the Florida Gators. Well, we got a hint of that on Tuesday afternoon when offensive coordinator Steve Addazio said that Rainey "is no longer part of the team."
What exactly that means, I'm not entirely sure.
There's a lot of wiggle room in Addazio's statement. Rainey may just be suspended for the time being, or he could have been kicked off the time being. Given Urban Meyer 's history of discipline with his players -- more accurately, his lack of discipline -- in the past, there's no telling what will happen with Rainey.
While Addazio's quote indicates that Rainey is no longer a member of the Florida football team, until Urban Meyer comes out and says that Rainey will never play for the Florida Gators again, I'll remain skeptical.