Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu was charged with DUI, fleeing and aggravated assault while driving drunk on Sunday morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Karen Kane is reporting. Ta'amu, the Steelers' fourth-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, was pulled over after he was seen driving the wrong way down Carson Street. Police attempted a traffic stop but he fled and damaged several cars in the process. This goes well beyond the usual DUI, which of course is bad enough. You can read more details on the story here.
According to the report, the 22-year-old Ta'amu was also charged with 10 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunken driving and failure to obey traffic laws. Ta'amu is scheduled for a Oct. 23 hearing.
The University of Washington product has not yet played for the Steelers this season. The organization has yet to release a statement regarding the situation. Pittsburgh does not play Sunday, as they lost to the Tennessee Titans, 26-23 on Thursday night.