Steelers rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu has been suspended by the team for two games without pay, stemming from an incident that occurred on Pittsburgh’s South Side over the weekend.
Ta’amu will not be allowed to practice or play in the Steelers game this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals or on Oct. 28 against Washington at Heinz Field.
“Due to his actions this past weekend we are going to be suspending him for two weeks,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “This suspension is without pay. He will not participate in any organized team activities, he won’t be in meetings, he won’t be on the practice field and obviously he won’t be at our facility.”
Ta’amu was arrested early Sunday morning after being spotted driving recklessly and is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor counts
“We deem his actions a detriment to our efforts and we are treating it as such,” said Tomlin. “The other ramifications and so forth of this situation that I am not at liberty to discuss at this time, but we thought it was very important that we act and act quickly in terms of addressing this and we can focus our efforts on the men that are playing and getting ready to meet this week’s challenge.
“Obviously it’s a disturbing incident, one that we take seriously as members of this community and the organization which we are.”
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