Report: Seahawks' Kemah Siverand Cut After Video of Visitor Sneaking into Hotel

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2020

Oklahoma State corner back Kemah Siverand runs down field prior to an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
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The Seattle Seahawks released cornerback Kemah Siverand on Tuesday, but the transaction may not have been related to football.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the undrafted rookie was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel. The woman was wearing Seahawks gear "in an attempt to disguise her as a player," per Pelissero.

Siverand signed with the team in April after spending the past two seasons at Oklahoma State.

The NFL and NFLPA agreed on strict protocols entering training camp amid the coronavirus pandemic, including increased testing for players. Outside visitors certainly increases the risk of spread within the training camp.

This type of act not only might have broken the NFL's guidelines but also goes against the mindset of Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

"Rule number one here: Always protect the team," Carroll said, per Peter King of NBC Sports. "I'll convey the degree of discipline we need here, every day. I'll tell them your conscience is important; your conscience has to guide you."

It doesn't appear the borderline roster player followed the coach's advice in training camp.

Siverand began his college career at Texas A&M as a receiver before converting to cornerback as a sophomore. He transferred to Oklahoma State but spent most of his time on special teams over the past two seasons.


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