Posted by Tom Fornelli
I have an iPhone, and one of the most annoying things in the world with it is the way it autocorrects just about anything I'm trying to type when I send a text message. Like when I try to type the word "hell" and it corrects to "he'll" everytime, no matter how many times I type it. Then there's the eventual response from the recipient of "Go to he will?"
It's incredibly frustrating to not be able to tell people what I think of them! Though, I suppose I don't have it all bad. After all, none of my texts autocorrected to something that would get me arrested. No, apparently that type of thing only happens to Florida receiver Chris Rainey.
Huntley Johnson, Jr., a Gainesville defense attorney who handles most cases involving UF players, said Rainey’s actions do not constitute a felony.
“It doesn’t fit the elements of the crime,” Johnson said. “This kid was never going to hurt her. She knew he wasn’t going to hurt her. The fact that he misspoke in the text is not something to crucify this kid for.”
Oh, lawyers. What won't they say?
Okay, so let's pretend that Chris Rainey really was trying to say something besides "time to die" in the text, and was just "misquoted" by an evil cell phone hungry for blood.
What was he trying to say?
Time to diet? It's not nice to tell a woman she's put on a few pounds, but it's hardly a punishable offense. You might get slapped, but you're not going to do any time for it.
I'd love to hear your theories on what Rainey was trying to say in the comments. Let's all work together to keep this poor, cellularly framed kid out of trouble and on the football field. This is our chance to stand united and make a difference!