Originally Posted by BBQ Bandit
A note of precaution...
If the same piece was left out at a restaurant overnight... would've been trashed by now.
I agree with this.
It is not the proper way to defrost meat.
I pull my frozen meat out of the freezer and into the firdge usually 2-3 days before I want to cook it. It gives it plenty of time to defrost the proper way, and there are no concerns about safety.