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Ta’amu apologizes for his arrest

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Steelers defensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu, who served without objection a two-game suspension that the Steelers arguably were authorized to impose after an alcohol-related arrest last month, has apologized publicly for the incident.

After a Thursday court appearance, Ta’amu told reporters (via the Associated Press), “If there was any other word I would say it, but ‘sorry’ is the only word I can say right now.”

Ta’amu waived his preliminary hearing on a laundry list of charges arising a DUI incident that resulted in the rookie crashing into other vehicles and trying to flee on foot.  As a result, he’ll be arraigned on December 31.

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9 Responses to “Ta’amu apologizes for his arrest”
  1. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 8, 2012 5:34 PM

    Good to see a team step up and enforce discipline.

    It should not be left up to the commissioner.

    Strong organizations have good leadership.

  2. originalsteelcurtain says: Nov 8, 2012 5:51 PM

    Strike 1 Ta’amu.

    YOU must NEVER drink alcohol again, or the privilege of playing in the league will be gone.

  3. wtf2812 says: Nov 8, 2012 6:09 PM

    I’m kinda torn on this. I think it is admirable to give a person – player or the average guy – a second chance after a dumb error of judgment. However, I thought read where this also happened to him in school. If that’s the case, maybe he doesn’t deserve another chance.

  4. jeffa43 says: Nov 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    I am still shocked we did not cut him.

    Don’t understand how you can have a limo waiting for you and you drive!

    Who was with you, why did they not stop you. You are lucky nobody is dead.

    Get some help.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 8, 2012 6:15 PM

    Ta’amu says he has learned much from his experience and vows never to be arrested again. “It’s easy to get away with it if you know what you’re doing”.

  6. kegowhisky says: Nov 8, 2012 6:26 PM

    That’s poetic justice: Being arraigned on New Years Eve for a DUI !

  7. db105 says: Nov 8, 2012 6:28 PM

    Good to see a team step up and enforce discipline.

    It should not be left up to the commissioner.

    Strong organizations have good leadership.

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    Strong organizations and with good leadership usually won’t put up with this.

  8. kylexitron says: Nov 8, 2012 7:13 PM

    from the looks of him in the picture, watching him try to ‘flee on foot’ that drunk must have been really funny minus the part where he was endangering people of course.

  9. cup1981 says: Nov 8, 2012 9:03 PM

    By the looks of things, I don’t know which part he could have done more damage with: driving a car drunk or fleeing on foot drunk…

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