Report: Attorney For Steelers NT Alameda Ta\’amu Working On A Plea Deal

Alan Jennings of WPXI-TV is reporting on Friday that the attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu told him that they are working on a plea deal with the district attorney’s office that would resolve the charges stemming from a police chase and crash on the city’s South Side last October.

According to the report, Ta\’amu was in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Ta\’amu’s non-jury trial is currently scheduled for April 4.

The Steelers fourth-round draft pick from last April is facing felony counts of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk and three counts of aggravated assault, plus 10 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunken driving and failure to obey traffic laws.

The Steelers suspended Ta\’amu for two weeks without pay following the incident. He was eventually waived from the 53 man roster in the middle of November and signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers.

The Washington product stayed on the practice squad until the final week of the regular season as he was signed back to the 53 man roster in order to have him under contract during the offseason.

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  • steeltown

    Well I hope he does some tremendous soul searching.. and I hope he gets involved with the community and does some good for others.. and I hope that giving and service to the community continues throughout his life….

    …I also hope he turns into a solid NT

  • Kenneth Wilt

    Personally, I think they will work something out here for him. This was an isolated incident for him, but I think he needs to understand he now needs to be completely on the straight and narrow. My guess is his career wasn’t going the way he had hoped and got depressed and drank too much. They will figure this out and he will be in camp this coming year.

  • steeltown

    Agreed.

    They would NOT have promoted him to the active roster at the end of the year if they didnt intend on keeping him

  • Mike Carroll

    Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident for Ta’amu. The Post-Gazette reported in October that he was charged with DUI while in college. He ended up pleading guilty to “Negligent Driving”, but the police report made it clear he had been drinking and driving.

    When the news broke about the recent incident, I couldn’t help but note at the time that it happened on a night when his former team, the Washington Huskies lost to USC. I wouldn’t doubt he got drunk and angry watching the game and unfortunately brought his rage out onto the roads for the general public to deal with. But, that’s all speculation and it really doesn’t matter.

    I hope the guy gets it figured out this time around.

  • SteelerDave

    As a fan, his actions disappointed me but I’m not willing to give up on the young man.

    Ta’amu was a team captain in college and appears to have character but also a weakness for the drink. If he can be a man and put his old ways behind him then he can still have a solid career. No excuse for his actions but he will either learn from them or fail as an adult and a football player.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    POS….wtf r the Steelers doing! Cut this piece of lard. Jesse Williams or me! I’ll play for these faggots! Signe me up coach!

  • Michael Mazanowski

    I spelled sign wrong! I’m so pasionate about these mf’ers! wtf!

  • Michael Mazanowski

    passionate!

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  • Michael Mazanowski

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    Break
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    Yes I’m inside you
    Tell me how does it feel to feel like this
    Just like I do
    I don’t care about anyone else but the Steelers
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    Do I really want this
    Sometimes I scare myself I just can’t let it go
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    God damn I love the Steelers
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  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.duncan.77 Steve Duncan

    I’m not sure if this is supposed to be crappy poetry, trolling, or just spam. Either way, it is pretty bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wilkes420 Christopher Wilkes

    Troll for sure.

  • Tom

    What is a good “deal” on 5 felonies and 10 misdemeanors? Only 5 years in prison?
    He ought to be out some time in 2016 or 2017 with good behavior.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Yep. Ought to & will are 2 different things tho, plus its a pro athlete on the city’s team, judges are Steeler fans. Probly a call from Tomlin & Rooney doesnt hurt either.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    If that were me or any regular person there caught doing that would be already still be in jail now regardless. But he’s a Steeler & the court is Allegheny County. Pgh judges are diehard Steeler fans just like everyone is in Pgh. Judge already had delayed everything till after the season. Steelers kept Taamu, that says their legal advisors told Steelers Taamu will not miss any game this preseason or reg season.

    Missing games is apparently the only thing that matters to Steelers’ front office. Santonio Holmes was going to miss 4 reg season games thats why Steelers immediatly got rid of him. What Taamu did was far more dangerous to the community.

    Bet Taamu already right-after the incident, gave the judge a Polomolu-autographed Polomolu game jersey for onto a wall at home. What else, a football signed by Dan Rooney? Use your imagination.

  • Pete

    A lot factors into how the Steelers respond. If the player has had a history of legal problems it may be the last straw as was the case with Rainey. If it’s something where there was no previous pattern then that’s another issue where the team may be more forgiving depending on the nature of the incident. Another factor is how important the player is to the team. Just look at how they dealt with Adams and he’s been a good boy scout so far. I’m hoping Ta’amu never does anything like this again and realizes how fortunate he is to be alive and living his dream as a professional athlete.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Try drowning pool. . .tear away. U simple mfers

  • Michael Mazanowski

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  • Michael Mazanowski

    yes I spelled respond wrong bc i’m drunk…..moosehead baby! lets meet. i’ll beat ur asses like ur daddy nvr did! Wilkes n Duncan….law firm of douches…n dont’s