Ta’amu apologizes for his arrest

Getty Images

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.