The Seattle Seahawks were serious when they said players would have to approach the upcoming NFL season with great discipline.
Kemah Siverand found out the hard way.
The rookie cornerback was cut from the Seahawks roster this week after trying to sneak in a female visitor into the team hotel, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
The #Seahawks cut rookie CB Kemah Siverand this week after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
Clear message on the responsibility everyone has in the NFL’s COVID-19 world: Put the team at risk, suffer the consequences.
The best part of the story is the woman came in the most suspect way possible, wearing Seahawks gear to disguise herself as a player. The Seahawks have not confirmed either report.
The woman was wearing #Seahawks gear in an attempt to disguise her as a player, I’m told. It did not work.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
As one person pointed out, Siverand has recently made a Youtube channel to vlog his rookie experience. It’s unclear whether the video was leaked on there.
Albert Breer says the hotel’s security caught the incident on camera. If so, we’re gonna need surveillance video of this bust ASAP.
So Kemah Siverand had made a YouTube channel to vlog and was snap chatting his experiences as a rookie in training camp during the pandemic. Those videos are now gone, wonder if that’s how the video evidence was found pic.twitter.com/19yLvJTLuv
So Kemah Siverand had made a YouTube channel to vlog and was snap chatting his experiences as a rookie in training camp during the pandemic. Those videos are now gone, wonder if that’s how the video evidence was found pic.twitter.com/19yLvJTLuv— Dre (@SeahawkBanners) August 13, 2020
The woman attempting to visit CB Kemah Siverand at Seattle's team hotel was wearing a Seahawks hoodie pulled up over her head, I'm told. So ... not the most elaborate plan. Or disguise.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 13, 2020
Somehow, security personnel was able to flag the hijinks on camera.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to roast the rook for his bold move.
Kemah Siverand trying to get into the facility....— Dr. J (@TheDocMamba) August 13, 2020
What Kemah Siverand thought the Seahawks would think the girl would look like vs. how she really looked like: pic.twitter.com/rf2NpKCua5— Ryan🚀 (@YaMuthasFav) August 13, 2020
The Seahawks cut Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel. Reportedly she was dressed like a Seahawks player. Surveillance footage caught this as the costume. pic.twitter.com/79X1mesdiU— Damon Amendolara (@DAonCBS) August 13, 2020
Seahawks CB Kemah Siverand talking to his girl last night like this: pic.twitter.com/NHgXyik7on— Zach Hicks (@ZachHicks2) August 13, 2020
Kemah Siverand's guest? pic.twitter.com/ZjocR97gCa— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) August 13, 2020
Earlier this month, Pete Carroll, the NFL’s oldest coach, made it clear that he has high expectations for himself, as well as his players, to live responsibly and with self-discipline off-the-field.
“As far as being however old I am, I’m taking it as a personal challenge,” Carroll said. “If I happen to get this stuff, I’m going to kick ass on this stuff. If I don’t, it’s going to be because I’ve been able to find a way to luck my way through it. Because this is a very treacherous thing that everybody is dealing with. We’ve got, hopefully have good fortune along the way, with as well as having great discipline.”
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, players have been urged to avoid contact outside of training camp. Siverand’s attempt to bring in a visitor was against team rules.
Siverand, one of three UDFA cornerbacks signed by Seattle this season, would have faced long odds to make the Seahawks final roster without the incident.
Siverand last played in 13 games this past season for Oklahoma State, almost exclusively on special teams. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder had 11 tackles and one fumble recovery in 26 games at OSU after transferring two seasons at Texas A&M.
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