The question "why are so many professional athletes idiots?" is a rhetorical one. There is no right answer. But it does create an interesting topic of discussion.
Christopher Arthur Rainey played college football for the University of Florida Gators from 2007 to 2011. He was a member of Florida's BCS National Championship team in 2009.
In 2010 Rainey was charged with felony stalking for sending a threatening text to his girlfriend at the time. The charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.
The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League selected Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Rainey was arrested and charged on January 10, 2013 with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery after an altercation with his girlfriend.
Rainey has had other incidents including a recent citation for defiant trespass after trying to enter a casino from which he had banned himself.
The string of bad behavior has caused his employer, the Pittsburgh Steelers, to release him.