According to the Gainesville Sun, starting wide receiver Chris Rainey was arrested early Tuesday morning and hit with a charge of aggravated stalking. The alleged victim is a woman Rainey has been dating off and on for somewhere in the neighborhood of three years.
Gainesville police told the paper that the incident began when the woman missed a call from Rainey after falling asleep. Based on the police officer’s account of the ensuing events, that didn’t sit well with Rainey.
Officer Jesse Bostick said Rainey went to the woman’s home, and she talked to him for about 10 minutes and then told him to leave. According to Bostick, Rainey sent a text to the woman that said: “Time to die.” The woman called police after receiving the text.
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Rainey did not deny sending the next, but did deny the seemingly threatening statement made over the phone. He was subsequently arrested and booked into county jail.
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