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.