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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

Roethlisberger back at Steelers' practice

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger returned to the Steelers' practice field Tuesday morning for the first time since being suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Goodell clears Roethlisberger to rejoin Steelers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Thursday that commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to allow Ben Roethlisberger to return to team activities with the Steelers in time for next week's voluntary OTAs.

Steelers DE Hood striving to improve

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
As a rookie, Ziggy Hood made the transition from a defensive tackle in Missouri's defensive scheme to defensive end in the Steelers' 3-4 front. The early steps of that adjustment behind him, he wants to translate his knowledge to ...

The Big Ben hangover

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
A magazine article about Ben Roethlisberger and the attitudes of Pittsburgh residents toward him prompted Tom Danyluk to examine how the Steelers are handling the situation.

Steelers place WR Sweed on I.R.

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed WR Limas Sweed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Sweed, a third-year pro from Texas, ruptured his left Achilles tendon on May 2.

Steelers WR Sweed undergoes Achilles surgery

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed underwent surgery on his left Achilles tendon Monday, the team confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. However, it did not disclose whether the tendon was torn or ruptured, and it provided no estimate on how long he ...

Steelers' Sweed injures Achilles

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed injured his Achilles tendon Sunday in the final day of a weekend minicamp, and his status will be determined in the next few days.

McFadden's return gives Steelers another CB option

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
The Steelers' reacquisition of Bryant McFadden a little more than a year after he departed in free agency signals there will be greater competition at cornerback and perhaps a change at one of the starting spots after the pass defense ...

Cutting Roethlisberger would be fitting move

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger deserves the punishment he has received, and more, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who praises NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his tough stance on the issue.

Roethlisberger vows to make 'improvements' after suspension

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that he is "accountable for the consequences of my actions" and will not appeal the six-game suspension handed down by the NFL last week for violating its personal-conduct policy. 

2010 draft choices by team: Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Steelers acquire CB McFadden from Cardinals

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Steelers acquired CB Bryant McFadden from the Cardinals for a fifth-round pick on Saturday. McFadden played for Pittsburgh, which received a sixth-round selection from Arizona in the deal, from 2005-08.

Leftwich solid insurance policy for Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Steelers' acquisition of QB Byron Leftwich protects the club in a couple of ways.

Steelers improve depth on solid Day Two

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
In a nod to a couple of key needs, the Steelers added OLB Jason Worilds in Round Two and WR Emmanuel Sanders in Round Three.

Pouncey fills need for Steelers

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers improved their offensive line with the selection of strong, athletic C Maurkice Pouncey

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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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