The Steelers have suspended rookie defensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu for two weeks, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Ta’amu was arrested Sunday morning on drunk driving charges, which were actually among 15 charges including some felony charges of fleeing police and aggravated assault.
Tomlin said Ta’amu would be suspended without pay, and would not be permitted in team facilities for the next two weeks.
The suspension comes at a time when teammates vowed to support Ta’amu, who was also charged with DUI while a student at the University of Washington.
Tomlin also said that safety Troy Polamalu and tackle Marcus Gilbert would not play this week in Cincinnati, though Gilbert’s ankle injury would not require surgery.