Steelers Suspend Alameda Ta\’amu For Two Games Without Pay

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday during his Tuesday press conference that rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu will be suspended for two games without pay and he\’s been banned from facility during that time following his early Sunday morning arrest.

“We deemed his actions to be detrimental to our team,” said Tomlin. “It\’s a disturbing incident, one we take very seriously.”

Ta\’amu, the Steelers fourth round draft pick, faces four felony charges among 15 total charges for his alcohol related driving incident that included him hitting several cars early Sunday morning and trying to evade police.

Ta\’amu apologized to the team on Monday.

The Washington product has not been active this season, but the Steelers appear ready to move past the incident.

  • I was under the impression from the Steelers PS list that it was Lee who was listed as a Guard/Center with Malecki just being a Guard. So which Guy do they bring up with the open Roster spot?

  • TJimmy

    Not even a slap on the wrist. He would not be playing those games anyway

  • Whackman

    what open roster spot?

  • WilliamSekinger

    Whoa there people. 2 game suspension by the Steelers orginazation is on top of whatever the NFL league office does, and that is on top of whatever the justice system throws at him. Look at the big picture here folks.

  • The one they get for 2 weeks while he is suspended….

  • Chris S

    To those saying oh thats not punishment/etc…theres a good chance this is just an initial punishment until the final verdict or whatever is reached. As i’m sure the NFL will have punishment of their own and obviously possibly legal issues/jail time/etc. The Steelers are a reasonable team…they arent going to make some crazy quick rash decision until everything has run its course. This is why I’m glad fans do not run this team.

  • Koleman Dudek

    If Kenny Britt can be arrested 10 times in 2 years, and only get suspended 1 game, i think this was more than a fair punishment for Ta’Amu.

    He will be on a very short leash though.

  • . The team can set the punishment. The league will intervene if they feel that the punishment is not enough. I doubt the Rooney’s get overruled by Goodell

  • WilliamSekinger

    If you think the Rooney’s have not already talked this over with the NFL front office, you are kidding yourself.