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Steelers rookie faces felony charges after police chase through Pittsburgh's South Side
WPXI ^ | October 15, 2012

Posted on 10/15/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH — A Steelers rookie was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he led officers on a chase through Pittsburgh's South Side and crashed into several parked cars.

Channel 11 News obtained the criminal complaint against Alameda Ta’amu, a fourth-round draft pick from the University of Washington. The rookie nose tackle has been inactive for each of the Steelers' five regular season games.

The criminal complaint says police spotted a 2006 Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Fort Pitt Boulevard early Sunday morning, when the driver then crossed the Smithfield Street bridge and ran a red light as he turned onto East Carson Street. Police say the driver then crossed into opposing traffic, driving on the wrong side of the street for seven blocks, to pass several cars at a time on East Carson Street.

The criminal complaint said one officer dressed in full uniform yelled, “Police! Stop the vehicle.” That officer then said the driver, later identified as Ta’amu, swerved toward him and nearly ran him over. Two other officers said they also spotted the car and drewtheir guns as the Navigator came at them, but neither of them fired “due to the large number of pedestrians and motorists on the sidewalks and roadway.”

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TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: crime; steelers

1 posted on 10/15/2012 8:47:28 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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2 posted on 10/15/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Alameda Ta’amu

What’s his real name? Tyrone Jones?


3 posted on 10/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Tyron Shoes


4 posted on 10/15/2012 8:53:30 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Venturer

Will Obama and Biden have another “summit” for a “teachable moment”?


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am a Steelers and Vikings fan, and I say cancel the contract and fire his butt! Don’t need that kind of crap. this dude needs to find out about the real world.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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If only he ran as fast on the actual football field.

7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by randita
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who does he think he is? Only illegal aliens get away with that.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:44:30 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Sounds like the start to the remake of The Longest Yard.
10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:56:02 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: vpintheak

Sad to say, in the past the Rooneys would not have tolerated this felonious behavior. He’d be on the waiver wire faster than you could say “bail bond”.

But now they are totally in the Obama tank, and likely don’t want to be accused of RAAAAAACISM. (that or the CBA no longer lets you cut a guy until he’s convicted)


11 posted on 10/15/2012 10:01:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He might be going to the place where tight ends become wide receivers.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 10:09:13 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: martin_fierro
Another fine off the field product from the University of Washington's so-called football program.

Echoes of Jeremy Stevens.
13 posted on 10/15/2012 10:14:03 AM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: vpintheak
"I am a Steelers and Vikings fan, and I say cancel the contract and fire his butt! Don’t need that kind of crap. this dude needs to find out about the real world."

Why? This is typical Steeler behavior.

Just ask Ben Roethlisberger.
14 posted on 10/15/2012 10:17:19 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

NOT typical Steelers behavior hater! :-) Ben at least had a career to back him up, made him worth keeping. Also, none of the allegations were proven, and he has turned his life around. Got married to a nice lady, turned back to God.
This rookie is uproven and stupid, get rid of him! If another team wants to take that chance on him, go for it. Who is your favorite team? you can have him!


15 posted on 10/15/2012 10:22:36 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: vpintheak
"Ben at least had a career to back him up, made him worth keeping."

So it is his lack of a career that is the problem?

Come on, everyone knows the Steelers are thugs. They thrive on it. They hate the Ravens because they have copied their image. Ben's problem was his actions did not take place in Pittsburgh where Rooney could get his cleanup guy to make it go away.

I guess you are right about this guy in that his lack of playing time makes him unworthy of Rooney getting this swept under the rug.
16 posted on 10/15/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by j_k_l
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I know a guy who owned an appliance store back in the 70’s, and a Steelers player owed him a sizeable amount of money for home entertainment equipment.

After trying unsuccessfully to collect on it for some time he got word to the Rooneys. Not only did they make sure the bill got paid THAT DAY, but this player got his marching papers soon afterwards.

And any player engaged in a violent act would not have even had that much slack cut to him.

At one time they were very concerned about the community and how the team was perceived. That has changed, be that due to political correctness, collective bargaining, or competitive pressures (i.e. the Bengals and Ravens)


17 posted on 10/15/2012 10:53:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
You are right. Roony's have a lot of power and use it frequently.

I used to live not too far from Pittsburgh. There are laws and then there are rules for the Steeler players. The team knows that if a player gets in trouble, a Rooney needs to be notified before the police.

The Roonys are thugs. It is one of the reasons why Romney has a snowball's chance in hell of winning PA. The vote will go the way the Roonys want it to go in the greater Pittsburgh area and they are BIG Obama supporters. They will make sure that O gets what he needs to win PA.
18 posted on 10/15/2012 11:04:57 AM PDT by j_k_l
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>>Come on, everyone knows the Steelers are thugs. They thrive on it.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Sad to say, in the past the Rooneys would not have tolerated this felonious behavior.


I don't know about that. The Rooneys covered up for Ernie Holmes' incident pretty well in 1973. He then went on to win 2 Super Bowl rings as part of their famed Steel Curtain front four before eating himself out of the league.

Shooting at police helicopters? Ok.
Showing up for training camp overweight? Unacceptable.

Horkster
20 posted on 10/15/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by Horkster ("Money will buy most anything in this country - even a Muslim Communist Presidency." - RoadTest)
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Rooneys have a rather 'interesting' history. They have INCREDIBLE control over their PR. They are well connected.

They are not saints and their team follows its owners.



Ambassador Dan Rooney and Patricia Rooney, President Barack Obama, President Mary McAleese, her husband Dr. Martin McAleese and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dan Rooney was well paid for his support of Obama.
21 posted on 10/15/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Horkster
We use to call him “Turnpike Ernie”, lol.
22 posted on 10/15/2012 3:07:29 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: j_k_l

Some of the Rooney’s are republicans..


23 posted on 10/16/2012 8:09:45 AM PDT by GregB (Sarah please help Mr Smith beat Bob(Baby killer)Casey!!)
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