Sports | August 13, 2020 4:28 pm

Seahawks Cut Rookie Kemah Siverand for Trying to Sneak Woman Into Team Hotel

The woman wore Seahawks gear in an attempt to disguise herself as a player

Seahawks Cut Rookie Kemah Siverand for Trying to Sneak Female Guest Into Team Hotel
Former Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Kemah Siverand after a Big 12 game. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty)
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The Seattle Seahawks are making it very clear that they are taking the preservation of the team’s preventative COVID-19 bubble seriously.

First reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Seahawks cut rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female guest into the team’s hotel. Siverand and his visitor made a valiant effort to be covert as she was reportedly wearing Seahawks gear in an effort to make her look like a player who had access to the hotel during the attempted visit.

Players are under strict orders not to engage in any kind of activities that could allow an outbreak of COVID-19 and face discipline for violating those orders. In the case of Siverand, who played at both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State and projected to be a special teams contributor, Seattle decided it had to hand out the strictest possible penalty.

Siverand was not drafted out of Oklahoma State and received a $2,000 signing bonus from Seattle, the third-smallest bonus among the 17 undrafted free agents the Seahawks signed off the street.

Even in normal circumstances, players are usually forbidden from welcoming female visitors to team hotels or dorms during camp.

Former Maryland receiver Deon Long was cut for a similar transgression during 2016 when he was at training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, which was shown on that season’s edition of Hard Knocks on HBO.

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