Steelers NT Alameda Ta'amu Receives Sentencing In Drunk Driving Case

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  1. SRW

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    Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from a series of crashes and a police chase last fall.

    He'll also have to spend four days in a program that's an alternative to jail, sometimes known as a DUI hotel.

    Ta'amu crashed into several cars on the city's South Side, a neighborhood known for bars and night clubs, then ran from officers who responded, police said. Allegheny County Judge Anthony Mariani found Ta'amu not guilty Thursday of fleeing from police after Ta'amu explained that he thought an officer in an unmarked car was an angry motorist chasing him.

    ''I was a rookie and I was scared. I was a Steeler and I was drunk driving,'' Ta'amu told the judge. ''I wrecked my car and I panicked.''

    The Steelers released the 22-year-old fourth-round draft pick a few weeks after he was arrested Oct. 14 but later re-signed him to the practice squad.

    Source: Associated Press
     
  2. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    i hope they dont close the door on him
     

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