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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

Harrison fined $20,000 for late hit

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Harrison was fined $20,000 for a late hit on Saints QB Drew Brees in Sunday night's loss. He hit Brees from behind after the QB had thrown a pass.

Steelers' pass defense giving ground

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Through Sunday's games, the Steelers were allowing the eighth-most yards per game through the air.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Steelers' Smith has proven difficult to replace in past seasons

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. ET
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.

Steelers promote DL McLendon, release LB Gibson

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed DL Steve McLendon from their practice squad on Saturday and released rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Steelers rookie Worilds showing promise

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Developing more pass-rush moves will be necessary for Pittsburgh rookie OLB Jason Worilds, who coach Mike Tomlin says has "big-time room for growth," according to AFC North Whispers.

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Report: Steelers DE Smith (triceps) out for season

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to NFL.com.

Steelers almost fumble game away, hold on for win over Dolphins

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
An officiating mistake negated Ben Roethlisberger's late fumble, and the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play Sunday. Jeff Reed made an 18-yarder with 2:30 left, allowing the Steelers to escape with a 23-22 ...

Ward says QBs deserve blame for hard hits

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
With his teammate James Harrison receiving media criticism all week for the hard hits he made in the Steelers' Week Six win over the Browns, Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward said some blame for the recent rise in helmet-to-helmet hits should ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Steelers would like to ease Mendenhall's workload

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall has starred as the Steelers' featured back, but head coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to overwork him.

Steelers OLB Harrison returns to practice

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison returned to the team's practice facility on Thursday, one day after contemplating retirement.

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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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