Alameda Ta’amu is suspended for an off the field arrest
Alameda Ta’amu was a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2012 out of Washington. Many thought that he could eventually develop into a starting nose tackle for the defense but that did not happen. He struggled to show much during his rookie year and eventually fell into legal trouble.
This was not the first time that this defensive lineman was alleged to have some legal issues in his past. It was alleged that he drove while under the influence of alcohol during his college days back in 2009. That did not amount to much other than getting some charity work and a slap on the wrist.
Then eventually he would be drafted and did not have much of a career with the Steelers. He could not show enough to the coaching staff and would have another alleged issue with drinking and driving. That situation led to Ta’amu being charged by the police and eventually suspended for two games by the NFL.
After that, Pittsburgh struggled to find any sort of solution with this player and waived him. He would have a couple of year stint with the Arizona Cardinals before he bounced around from the Kansas City Chiefs and then the Buffalo Bills. He was eventually out of the NFL after the 2016 season.