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The former Huskies defensive tackle was arrested early Sunday morning after leading Pittsburgh police on an alcohol-fueled chase.
Former Washington Huskies defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu has been suspended for two weeks without pay by the Pittsburgh Steelers following his arrest early Sunday morning, according to a Yahoo! report.
"Due to his actions this past weekend we are going to be suspending him for two weeks," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. "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."
The Steelers fourth-round pick was observed driving the wrong way down a South Side street by Pittsburgh police at 2:30 a.m. ET Sunday morning. According to the report, he ignored several orders to pull over, steered his car in the direction of law enforcement officers and crashed into several parked cars before exiting the vehicle and attempting to flee on foot. A police report noted that Ta'amu registered a blood-alcohol level of .196 percent, more than twice Pennsylvania's legal limit.
Ta'amu, who has yet to play for Pittsburgh this season, will lose two paychecks totaling $45,882 as a result of the suspension.