Florida Gators’ Receiver Chris Rainey Arrested After Sending His Girlfriend A Text That Read, “Time To Die” (UPDATE)

Chris Rainey mugshot

The University of Florida football team doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to abiding by the law. The amount of arrests under Urban Meyer has been well publicized and discussed. And just in case anyone is jonesing for a Florida Gators arrest story, you’re in luck.

Starting receiver Chris Rainey was arrested for aggravated stalking after he sent his girlfriend that always incriminating text message that read, “Time to die”.

Christopher Rainey, 22, of Lakeland, a wide receiver for the Gators, was charged with aggravated stalking of a woman he has been dating on and off for about three years.

Gainesville police said the incident began when the woman fell asleep and missed a call from 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.

In case you don’t think Rainey is looney tunes at this point, you will. Just wait.


Bostick said that when he arrived at the woman’s home he told the woman to call Rainey so that he could talk to him.

The woman said that when she told Rainey that police wanted to speak to him, Rainey’s response was, “Wait and see what happens when they leave.”

Rainey was arrested at his apartment a short time later. Bostick said Rainey admitted to sending the text to the woman but denied making the statement about waiting for police to leave. Rainey was booked into the Alachua County jail pending his first appearance in front of a judge.

So let’s recap.

- Rainey apparently gets pissed when his girlfriend misses his call.
- He then proceeds to send a text message that reads, “Time to die”
- Girlfriend calls the cops
- He then allegedly tells his girl to “wait and see what happens when they, meaning the cops, leave”.

Yep, Chris Rainey is indeed looney tunes.

UPDATE: UF has kicked Rainey off the team.

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