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Old 11-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #71
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So, we let our Super Bowl MVP go for getting high, but keep this kid after he drove absolutely shit faced and almost hit a cop?

I don't understand.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #72
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So, we let our Super Bowl MVP go for getting high, but keep this kid after he drove absolutely shit faced and almost hit a cop?

I don't understand.
I think it's how they handled the situation after the fact. taamu apologized to the team the day after, whereas santonio was like eh whatever

not saying what he did was ok in any way, but i think attitude had everything to do with the decisions
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #73
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Don't forget Santonio's nightclub incident as well. It was an attitude thing.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #74
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Don't forget Santonio's nightclub incident as well. It was an attitude thing.
yup, along with the waking and baking and the twitter remark where he told a Steelers fan to go kill himself. I remember being absolutely shocked and angry when we traded Sanstonio for only a 5th round draft choice but in hindsight the Steelers definitely made the right move by getting rid of his shitty attitude.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #75
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So, we let our Super Bowl MVP go for getting high, but keep this kid after he drove absolutely shit faced and almost hit a cop?

I don't understand.
Holmes was coming off a suspension and would only be playing something like 12 games that year and his contract was up.

Steelers dealt a guy with multiple substance abuse violations and some domestic violence issues that was going to be a free agent anyways with Holmes. It was a smart business decision and so is keeping a potential starting NT on the practice squad.

Does that help the understanding?
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Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Lawyer working on plea deal for Steelers’ Ta’amu



PITTSBURGH — The attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alameda Ta’amu told Channel 11’s Alan Jennings Friday that they are working on a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a police chase and crash on the city’s South Side last year.

Ta’amu was in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing when his lawyer told Jennings that he will be negotiating with the district attorney’s office on a deal.

Ta'amu, who was arrested in October on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk on East Carson Street and crashing into parked cars, injuring at least two people, was the team's fourth-round pick in this past year's NFL Draft.

The criminal complaint said police spotted a 2006 Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Fort Pitt Boulevard when the driver then crossed the Smithfield Street Bridge and ran a red light as he turned onto East Carson Street.

Police said 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 drew their 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."

Police say Ta'amu took a sharp turn off of East Carson Street and onto South 14th Street. There, he allegedly hit four cars as police chased him.

Police said the chase took another turn when Ta'amu hit a fifth car, totaling both vehicles.

Police said they ran toward him, and officers said Ta'amu then sprinted away from the car. Investigators said he took off his blue shirt to avoid being recognized.

When police caught up to him, they told him to get on the ground and put his hands behind his back.

According to the criminal complaint, one officer was concerned that Ta'amu was reaching for his waistband, so he punched him in the face. Police said they eventually got Ta'amu, who refused medical treatment, into handcuffs and took him to jail.

Arresting officers said Ta'amu's breath smelled like alcohol, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. Police said Ta'amu agreed to take a blood alcohol test, and he registered a blood alcohol content of .196 percent, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Ta’amu’s non-jury trial is scheduled for April 4.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/...s-taamu/nWCts/
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yup, along with the waking and baking and the twitter remark where he told a Steelers fan to go kill himself. I remember being absolutely shocked and angry when we traded Sanstonio for only a 5th round draft choice but in hindsight the Steelers definitely made the right move by getting rid of his shitty attitude.

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The guy tried to run over a policeman - good luck getting the DA to try to sell to the police a plea deal that does not involve a felony conviction and several months of jail time
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Ray Lewis told his entourage not to say anything to the cops. He himself knows what went down and who killed the barber and wannabe rapper that night. Did he kill anybody himself?? No, he obstructed a murder investigation and has hid his friends that are the killers.

I but Ravens fans about Ray , Jamaal Lewis, etc. I bug Favre fans about retiring and unretiring, Patriots fans about videotape, Jet fans about foot fetish, Browns fans about .....being Browns fans.............................and I expect a Rapelisberger comeback from them all!!!
Just goes to show how ignorent they are if that is their comeback. There was no rape. PERIOD!

Per this "Angel's" testomony, they had vaginal intercourse while she was sitting on the toilet. Either sombody is a contorsionist, or they call Ben Big for a reason other than football......

Besides that, there was ZERO evidence that such incident occured, and the rape kit was negative. So what you are telling me, you are takling her account as gospel. I ask you, on what basis are you making your claim?

Add to that, a father that refused to defend his daughter's honor by either filing criminal charges for assualt at a minimum, or more profitably, file a civil suit which undoubtedly been worth 10 of MILLIONS of dollars.

Let that sink in a minute....... I would doubt anyone of you, if that were your daughter or grandaughter, if there was one infitesimal inkling shread of truth in what she accused Ben of doing, that you would just walk away telling her, sorry honey, deal with it. Would you?
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As for the subject at hand, our wayward T'amau, it is true he has a debt to pay socieity. He also had a substance abuse problem that IMO is more problematic, as you are never really cured from it. It can be managed, but there is no cure.

One thing that had not been mentioned on these 8 pages is the Steelers have a financial investment in this kid and I'm sure they would like to get a return on it if possible.
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