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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

Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from Hines Ward was postponed until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.

Complete effort the difference for Steelers' running game

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
A total team effort helped the Steelers roll for a season-high 167 rushing yards in Week Seven.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

Steelers overcome injuries to beat Bengals

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Steelers add Malecki, cut Bryant

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted OL John Malecki to their active roster on Saturday.

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
A former Steelers doctor has been indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs.

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Steelers WR Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player.

Steelers suspend Ta'amu two games

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Steelers will suspend rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu for two games without pay after Ta’amu was arrested over the weekend.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Steelers DL Ta'amu arrested for DUI

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman

Steelers' pass defense not as sharp

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers' pass defense, though not allowing many yards overall, hasn't been as solid as a season ago. 

Steelers release TE Saunders

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, the team announced Friday. 

Friday's 60-second rant: Weight on Big Ben's shoulders too great

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Steelers continue to rely heavily on QB Ben Roethlisberger but they might be running him into the ground in the process.

Bironas field goal gives Titans win over Steelers

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ midnight ET
Chris Johnson ran for 91 yards and Rob Bironas booted four field goals, including the game-winner as time expired as the Titans edged the Steelers.

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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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