You won't believe why the Seattle Seahawks cut CB Kemah Siverand

Tanya Simon
August 14, 2020

Even though NFL preseason games were canceled for 2020, the league is pushing forward with an expanded training camp schedule and planning to start its regular season on time beginning September 10.

Siverand's attempt to welcome a visitor into the team hotel violated team rules and potentially jeopardized the health of the rest of the Seahawks' players, coaches, and staff.

It barely caused a ripple when the Seahawks waived undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Kemah Siverand Tuesday, a transaction that seemed like one of a hundred run-of-the-mill moves National Football League teams make every season. And not on the field.

The Seattle Seahawks have cut rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand after "he was caught trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel" in an elaborate escapade.

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"Put the team at risk, suffer the consequences, " he wrote.

Give him credit for ingenuity and being foolhardy. The 23-year-old rookie out of Oklahoma State even tried to disguise the woman in a Seahawks hoodie to make her look like a player.

The Seahawks decision was a clear message that they intend to enforce COVID-19 protocols during training camp. In 2016, Maryland receiver Deon Long was cut by the Rams for a similar transgression.

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