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Alameda Ta'amu - #95 - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 348 lbs.
Birthday 08/23/1990
Birthplace Kent, WA
College Washington
Years played 2
Drafted 2012, 4th round, 14th pick by Steelers

Steelers QB Roethlisberger to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
QB Ben Roethlisberger will start on Sunday against the Chargers, head coach Mike Tomlin announced.

Steelers CB Taylor out at least two weeks

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that CB Ike Taylor has a right ankle fracture and will be out at least two weeks.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers finish with a flourish

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Don't forget about the Steelers. And don't pencil the Ravens in as AFC North champions just yet.

Batch, Suisham lead Steelers past Ravens

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Ravens on Sunday.

Steelers' Dwyer gets his shot

Posted Dec. 01, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Steelers are giving Jonathan Dwyer an opportunity to be their featured back. We take a closer look at Pittsburgh's RB situation. 

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers officially ruled QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. 

Steelers activate DeCastro, place Gilbert on I.R.

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed OT Marcus Gilbert on injured reserve and activated first-round pick OG David DeCastro.

AFC North Spin cycle: It's the Ravens' race to lose

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers are falling fast. The Bengals are surging. Both, however, are still well back in the Ravens' rear-view mirror.

Browns force eight turnovers in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss, 20-14 over the stumbling Steelers on Sunday.

Burress' size could help him fill role for Steelers

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Injuries have chipped away at the Steelers' strong WR depth, leaving them to look to their past for a solution.

Steelers S Polamalu has first practice in seven weeks

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
For the first time in seven weeks, Troy Polamalu was on the practice field with the Steelers.

Handicappers can't dismiss banged-up Steelers

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Steelers have proven they can play effectively without QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers add veterans Burress, Hoyer

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
With their offense banged up, the Steelers signed WR Plaxico Burress and former Patriots QB Brian Hoyer, according to multiple reports.

Report: Leftwich fractured two ribs, likely out for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich fractured two ribs in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens and is unlikely to start in Week 12, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Packers, Steelers positioning for stretch run

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Playmaking quarterbacks and restored health could carry two of the NFL's most storied franchises in January.

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Posted April 04, 2013
Ta'amu has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from a series of crashes and a police chase.||||||| The Steelers released the 22-year-old draft pick a few weeks after he was arrested Oct. 14 but later re-signed him to the practice squad. Police say he crashed into several cars on the city's South Side, a neighborhood known for bars and nightclubs, then ran from officers who responded. A judge found Ta'amu not guilty Thursday of running from police after Ta'amu explained that he thought an officer in an unmarked car was an angry motorist chasing him.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with troubled rookie Ta'amu and added wide receiver David Gilreath to the 53-man roster.||||||| Ta'amu was chosen by the Steelers in the fourth round of the NFL draft but has yet to play in a game. He was suspended two weeks without pay last month following a run-in with police in the city's South Side neighborhood that resulted in more than a dozen charges, including multiple felonies.
Posted Nov. 08, 2012
Ta'amu (tay-AH'-moo) apologized after a brief court appearance on charges related to an alleged drunken-driving rampage last month.||||||| The Steelers suspended him for two games immediately after his arrest. He's back on the roster, though he has yet to play this season.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
The Steelers suspended Ta'amu two games without pay following his arrest over the weekend.||||||| Coach Mike Tomlin says Ta'amu will not be welcome at the team's facilities during the suspension, which is without pay. The 22-year-old fourth-round draft pick was arrested early Sunday morning by police after an incident on the city's South Side. Charges include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Ta'amu of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh's South Side at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta'amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained. Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle.||||||| Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says team officials are "disappointed" but will await more information before commenting further. Ta'amu was drafted in the fourth round out of Washington. He has yet to play this season.

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