Friday’s Three for All roundup: Chris Rainey possibly cut for messing with fire extinguisher; Bengals’ Matt Scott throws up, completes touchdown pass in preseason game
|08.08.14 at 2:01 pm ET|
Here are the highlights from Friday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
— Former Colts running back Chris Rainey was waived by the team July 28 for “violating a team rule.” The reason for the decision was never made public.
Rainey may have provided that answer on Twitter Thursday night.
While watching the Colts-Jets game, Rainey congratulated fellow running back Dan Herron, who Rainey refers to as “Boom,” while also revealing that he may have actually been cut for horsing around with a fire extinguisher.
Rainey deleted tweets shortly after, but not before Deadspin got a hold of them and posted them online.
“Let’s keep in mind, Chris has a little bit of a checkered past up to and including sending threatening text messages to his girlfriend while at the University of Florida and having a confrontation with his girlfriend in Pittsburgh, which was part of the reason why he was let go from there as well,” Benz said. “But fire extinguishers in the dorm doesn’t seem like a big enough reason to get somebody cut.”
Merloni said: “That tells you how good he is.”
“There’s just some things you don’t mess with,” Fauria said. “Fire alarms, you don’t mess with, not even as a joke you don’t pull that thing. The fire extinguisher, you’re just asking for a whole new level of trouble when you start messing with those types of things.”
— Bengals backup quarterback Matt Scott threw up on the field in the fourth quarter of Cincinnati’s preseason game against the Chiefs Thursday night. But shortly after doing that, he threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Conner Vernon.
After describing the incident, Fauria asked the guys if they remember the moment which they were most nervous.
“Probably my first time on the air. … The first time ever when I was 18,” Benz said.
Asked Fauria: “But what would make you throw up?”
“Too much alcohol the night before in 100 degrees in Oklahoma,” Benz said.
Said Merloni: “Never threw up. But first big league game in Kansas City; first game at Fenway Park; first game at Yankee Stadium and then 1999 Game 3 of the playoffs I started at shortstop down 0-2 at Fenway. Before those games, yeah I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I never felt like I was going to throw up.”
— ESPN suspended Dan Le Batard for two days after the television and radio host paid for billboards in Akron, Ohio, that read, ‘You’re Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami’ and featured the two championship rings LeBron James won with the Heat.
The billboards appeared to be mocking James’ first-person essay in Sports Illustrated announcing his return to the Cavaliers.
“So basically he did something against LeBron James,” Merloni said.
Said Benz: “After he screwed them and went to SI with the story.”
“But they know better,” Fauria said. “All the good soundbites will be coming soon. … They know better. They need to protect him.”
Said Merloni: “God forbid you offend LeBron James.”
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