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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 C Pouncey hurt on first play from scrimmage

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
C Maurkice Pouncey injured his right leg on the Steelers' first offensive play from scrimmage against the Titans Thursday night.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Steelers top Eagles in Mendenhall's return

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday

Harrison's return adds to Steelers' pass-rush punch

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
ROLB James Harrison's return could be just what the Steelers' pass rush needs. 

Key matchup: Eagles pass rush vs. Steelers pass protection

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
In his last game against Philadelphia, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked eight times in defeat. Needless to say, the Steelers can't let this happen again Sunday.

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Raiders rally past Steelers to get first win

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Raiders beat the Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.

Roethlisberger shining on third downs

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Steelers’ ability to convert on third downs is a strength, and QB Ben Roethlisberger has much to do with it.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
We take a closer look at the AFC North with two games in the books.

Steelers stymie Jets in 27-10 win

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and the Steelers smothered the lifeless Jets in the second half of a 27-10 victory on Sunday.

Jets' Revis, Keller, Thomas ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Jets will be without CB Darrelle Revis, TE Dustin Keller and OLB Bryan Thomas for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Heinz Field getting 3,000 new seats

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers will add 3,000 seats to Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Recalling the Steelers' last 0-2 start

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Steelers haven't started 0-2 since 2002. Can the 2012 Steelers avoid that fate? Probably, though the Jets will be tough, writes Mike Wilkening.

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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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