Rainey to play for Gators vs. UGA


(Subtitle: Time to play, b****)

It’s official.  For the first time since Sept.11, Chris Rainey will be in uniform and on the field for the Florida Gators.

The wide receiver has missed the past five games, an indefinite suspension that was the result of an arrest on a charge of felony stalking.  While he was officially reinstated to the team early last week, there was no guarantee at the time that, after UF’s bye this past weekend, he would play against Georgia this weekend.

Head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Rainey has “done everything he’s supposed to do” to facilitate a return.  A day later, Meyer confirmed that, after living up to and going beyond a “contract” written up by the coach and the school, Rainey’s a go for the annual rivalry game against the Bulldogs.

Chris is going to play,” Meyer said after practice today. “He had a good week.”

Rainey, who started the season at wide receiver after leading the team in rushing last year from the running back position, will split time between receiver and the backfield, Meyer said.