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, a popular nighttime district. Police attempted a traffic stop but he fled and damaged several cars in the process.
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 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. The University of Washington did not play in the game and has been inactive for the Steelers in all five of their games.