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Austin Seferian-Jenkins Talked Too Much and Scored a DUI

Austin Seferian-Jenkins Talked Too Much and Scored a DUI

It just never pays to talk too much to the police, especially when they suspect you’ve been DUI, Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.  Nobody knows this better than pro NFL player, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who could have slipped away from police with just a written warning for speeding.  Instead of using the right to remain silent, ASJ chose to chit-chat with officers which lead to a DUI charge.

It was about a month ago when former University of Washington Husky and now New York Jets tight end, Austin Seferian-Jenkins was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol.  According to police reports, ASJ was allegedly speeding 75-80 mph in a 55 mph zone.  During the questioning, officers discovered that they had pulled over a pro athlete and this may be the reason they were going to let him go with just a written warning, even though they could smell alcohol on this breath.  However, Seferian-Jenkins couldn’t keep quiet.

ASJ continued to make small talk with the officers.  He talked about passing the DUI field sobriety tests, he apologized to the officers  for wasting their time, he spoke about his catches on the football field and recent touchdowns, he continued telling the officers how he wanted to go to his quarterback’s house for a meeting and how he wanted to go home after and watch American Horror Story.

The officers could hear Seferian-Jenkins slurring his words and observed odd behavior. All the babble gave the Highway Patrol time to check his driver’s license which revealed ASJ was required to have an ignition interlock device in his car from a previous DUI charge back in Washington State.  This was enough for officers to arrest and charge ASJ for drunk driving.

Quiet Please Pop Art Woman, Austin Seferian-Jenkins DUI blogWhile on his way to the station, the 6’6″, 262 pound NFL player kept saying he needed to take a, “huge sh*t,” right away.   The officer quickly replied not in his new patrol car.  ASJ laughed and said he wouldn’t but the officer better hurry and get to the station.

Here at David O Defense, our DUI defense attorneys always recommend very minimal talking with police officers.  Talking does not improve a person’s situation, it only makes it worse.  A person will not talk their way out of a DUI charge, they will only talk their way into a DUI charge, just as ASJ did!

SHHHH!  Don’t talk to cops!



Long List of Legal Charges for Ex-Husky Alameda Ta’amu

Long List of Legal Charges for Ex-Husky Alameda Ta’amu

Wow.  Alameda Ta’amu, a rookie defensive linemen for the Pittsburg Steelers, racked up a long list of legal charges including felonies and DUI.  According to the Seattle Times and, Alameda Ta’amu was seen early Sunday morning driving a Lincoln Navigator by a Pittsburg off duty police detective.  The detective phoned police reporting erratic driving, speeding, swerving, and running red lights.  Ground patrolmen ordered Ta’amu to pull over but had to dive out-of-the-way to avoid being hit by the out of control SUV.  Police followed the SUV driven by the  22-year-old as he ran into a parked car injuring a women.  He continued to drive and hit several other cars until the SUV became disengaged.  Alameda Ta’amu got out of his car and ran from police, he was chased down, wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, and punched twice in the face for making an attempt to reach for his pant waist band for a possible weapon.

The ex-UW Husky football player, Alameda Ta’amu, had a breath test result of .196, twice the legal limit of .08.  He was arrested and charged with ten misdemeanors (one of them being a DUI), three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault while drunk driving and, felony counts for eluding police.

The General Manager of the Steelers, Kevin Colbert, had generic words about the matter, “We will gather more facts before providing any further comment.”
Alameda Ta’amu made very bad decisions that night, decisions I’m sure he will never forget the consequences of as he has yet to see them fully unfold.  A ruined name, possible jail time, thousands of dollars in court costs and attorney fees.  Probable NFL suspensions and/or being dropped by the Steelers all together.
Ta’amu has not played in a game for the Steelers this season.
Written by S.O