Ta'amu on arrest: ‘It was one of the biggest mistakes of my life'


PITTSBURGH - Alameda Ta'amu was back at Steelers headquarters Wednesday practicing with the team.

The Steelers rookie was suspended for the last two weeks and not allowed at team headquarters after being arrested Oct. 14.

Police allege Ta'amu was driving drunk and faces numerous felony charges.

“It was a big mistake, one of the biggest mistakes of my life,” Ta’amu said after practice. “It won’t happen again. It was just a bad night.”

Channel 11’s Rich Walsh reported that Ta'amu practice with the team Wednesday before speaking to the media afterwards.

“I let a lot of people down,” Ta’amu said when Channel 11’s Rich Walsh asked him if he felt he let the team and fans down. “I let down my family, the fans and especially teammates. All I can do now is keep moving forward and work on getting better.”

The Steelers have to release someone by 4 p.m. to make room for Ta'amu on the roster.

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