Steelers release Ta'amu

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  1. chagus

    chagus Well-Known Member

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    Steelers dump Alameda Ta’amu

    Posted by Mike Florio on November 12, 2012, 4:16 PM EST
    [​IMG] APAfter rookie fourth-round defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu was arrested on a laundry list of charges last month, the team suspended him two games. Apparently, that was the extent of the punishment.
    Apparently, it wasn’t.
    On Monday, the Steelers waived Ta’amu, creating a roster-spot for practice-squad receiver David Gilreath, who’ll help replace injured receiver Antonio Brown for Monday night’s game against the Chiefs
    Ta’amu will be required to pass through waivers, and every team will have a crack at claiming the contract of the fourth-round pick. The fact that he already has been punished by the Steelers arguably means that he can’t be fined or suspended by the league.
    If Ta’amu passes threw waivers, the Steelers could sign him to the practice squad. If they don’t, then it shows they’ve decided that they’re done with him.

    Anyone think he is worth a look?
  2. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Um have you read his current status

    Three charges of felony aggravated assault -- all for allegedly fighting with police -- were withdrawn, but 18 other felony, misdemeanor and summary citations are now headed to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

    Defense attorney Robert Del Greco said Ta'amu is trying to negotiate financial settlements to pay for the damage and injuries he caused.
    "He is contrite. He has accepted responsibility and is in counseling" for alcoholism, Del Greco told reporters.

    Until that is settled (I am sure he is working on a plea deal) no one is touching him with a 10' pole
  3. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    I'll smack the heck out of him with that 10 foot pole for putting so many people in danger with his drunken driving antics.
  4. chagus

    chagus Well-Known Member

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    Umm.. . Nope. Did not know that.
  5. ninja

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    Charged with 18 felonies :lmao:

    No way he gets away with just a 2 game suspension. He's looking at serious jail time. After he serves his time in jail, he will then be suspended by the NFL for at least a year. He is done as a football player. He is toxic waste as far as every NFL team is concerned.
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  7. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They are not all felonies he has a total of 18 charges pending still some of them are felonies.

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