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    Alameda Ta'amu arrested for DUI and assault..Update 10/16, suspended 2 weeks

    This just keeps getting worse, not only do we have players calling out fans on social media but now we've got them getting arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, assault, and threatening police... (police report linked in Dejan's article)
    If you haven't seen the police report on Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu's very serious charges -- broken by The Fan's Colin Dunlap -- here it is:

    In the courts, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

    Not so with private enterprise.

    The Steelers must act swiftly to get their own answers. And if they don't like what they hear, then Ta'amu should be gone by day's end. Or shipped to the Bengals. The report describes Ta'amu as driving his SUV into several vehicles and at one point threatening police with it. There isn't much more the team needs to ask other than, "Was this you or not?"

    This doesn't matter much, but the loss of Ta'amu will be no big deal. And not just because Casey Hampton and the mysteriously underutilized Steve McLendon are ahead of him at NT. Fact is, Ta'amu impressed no one in Latrobe and probably shouldn't have made the roster.
    - Dejan, Trib

    Statement from Kevin Colbert Steelers.com- We are disappointed to hear about the situation regarding Alameda Ta’amu. We will gather more facts before providing any further comment.
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    This Team has been LOST.......Tomlin is on the Line NOW......

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatsSteeler View Post
    This Team has been LOST.......Tomlin is on the Line NOW......
    I was just thinking the same thing. Tomlin has lost control of this team. Time for the Rooney's to step in and resotre order. This is unacceptable. These players are an embarassment to the black and gold.

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    Re: Alameda Ta'amu arrested for DUI and assault

    Anybody wanna take bets on how long this kid still has a roster spot?

    - From BRC's Bionic of Awesomeness

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    ...and the hits keep on coming. I'm really not happy with the direction this team is going in...
    "Today, I'm officially retiring a Pittsburgh Steeler. And as much as I will miss football, my teammates, coaches and everything about the game, I don't want to play it in any other uniform. The black and gold runs deep in me, and I will remain a Steeler for life."--Hines Ward

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    From WPXI..

    The criminal complaint says police spotted a 2006 Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Fort Pitt Boulevard early Sunday morning, when the driver then crossed the Smithfield Street bridge and ran a red light as he turned onto East Carson Street. Police say the driver then crossed into opposing traffic, driving on the wrong side of the street for seven blocks, to pass several cars at a time on East Carson Street.

    Officers issued an alert for the SUV. One officer dressed in full uniform yelled, “Police! Stop the vehicle.” That officer then said the driver, later identified as Ta’amu, swerved toward him and nearly ran him over. Two other officers also spotted the car. They drew both of their guns as the Navigator came at them, but neither of them fired “due to the large number of pedestrians and motorists on the sidewalks and roadway.”

    Police say Ta’amu took a sharp turn off of East Carson Street and onto South 14th Street. There, he allegedly hit four cars as police chased him. One woman in one of those cars was hurt. As of Sunday morning, she was listed in good condition at UPMC Mercy.

    The chase took another turn when police say Ta'amu hit a fifth car, totaling both vehicles. Police rantoward him, and officers say Ta'amu than sprinted away from the car. He took off his blue shirt to avoid being recognized. When police caught up to him, they told him to get on the ground and put his hands behind his back. One officer was concerned that Ta’amu was reaching for his waistband, so he punched him in the face. Police got Ta’amu, who refused medical treatment, into handcuffs and took him to jail.
    Arresting officers say Ta’amu’s breath smelled like alcohol, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. Police say Ta'amu agreed to take a blood alcohol test, and he registered a blood alcohol content of .196 percent. That's more than twice the legal limit.

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    Tomlin is to blame for Ta'amu being a complete f*cking retard... Great logic there. Funny how Tomlin wasn't blamed for Ward getting a DUI because the steelers were winning.

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    Of course it's MT fault. It's because he's from the projects and has brought all his boys along to play. The Rooney's should fire him and hire the good white Mormon Andy Reid and only draft players from BYU.

    There are getting to be too many Tomlin comments on here that are simply ignorant.
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    ^^ Exactly, how is Tomlin going to be one step ahead of Ta'amu and prevent him from doing this? Seriously? Do you think he woke up that morning knowing Ta'amu was going to commit 6 criminal offences in one day?
    It's how Tomlin responds to this sort of behaviour, is how you can judge him and if he can prevent it for the future. Are people just trying to bash Tomlin any chance they can get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    Anybody wanna take bets on how long this kid still has a roster spot?

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