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NFL Player John Abraham Found Asleep at the Wheel – Charged With DUI

NFL Player John Abraham Found Asleep at the Wheel – Charged With DUI

Around four in the afternoon on June 29th, NFL linebacker John Abraham was charged with DUI after Georgia police officers startled him by waking him up from his midday cat nap.

Allegedly, Abraham had been drinking at the Pink Pony gentlemen’s club and decided to head out around four.  Shortly after, police found the Arizona Cardinal stopped in the middle of the road  sound asleep at the wheel.  Police say they pounded on the windows and doors of the car but it took several minutes for the big defensive player to wake up – police reports described Abraham as 6’4” tall, weighing approximately 225 pounds.

Once he woke up from his afternoon siesta, Abraham told cops he had come from the Pink Pony strip club and that he only had two drinks while there.  The officers immediately suspected 36 year-old of DUI, noting the smell of alcohol on his breath and his inability to communicate clearly, “He appeared confused and rambled while speaking.”

After failing multiple DUI field sobriety tests, John Abraham was arrested and charged with DUI and improper stopping in the roadway.

Abraham is no stranger to being arrested, in fact this was Abraham’s third run in with the law while playing for the NFL.  Back in 2003, he was arrested for DUI after plowing into a fire hydrant and ramming into a light pole.  He plead guilty to the DUI in order to avoid possible jail time.   In 2012, Abraham was charged with two counts of misdemeanor obstruction for failing to exit an area that had been taped off by police.

As of recent, the pro football player has missed the first three days of Cardinal training camp, which some speculate may be related to the June DUI charge.  Spokesmen for the Cardinals say they are aware of the DUI arrest but decline any further comments.

If Abraham is found guilty of the DUI charge he may face jail time, fines, alcohol treatment classes, and suspension of his driver’s license.  Additionally, the NFL will enforce some type of punishment such as fines and/or game suspensions.


Written by Sarah Ann

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