Report: Seahawks cut Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak woman into team hotel

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NFL teams are always strict about not allowing unauthorized visitors into training camp, but this year especially so. As Seattle’s Kemah Siverand found out the hard way.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Seahawks cut Siverand after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel. The woman was reportedly wearing Seahawks gear in an effort to make her look like a player who had access to the hotel.

NFL teams are under strict orders not to engage in any kind of activities that could allow an outbreak of COVID-19. Players who break the rules are subject to discipline, and in Siverand’s case it was the ultimate discipline, losing his job.

Siverand played at both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State and spent times at wide receiver and cornerback in his college career. He had hoped to make it to the NFL as a special teams player, but those hopes may have been dashed for good.

48 responses to “Report: Seahawks cut Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak woman into team hotel

  1. If this were Russel and Ciara, let’s just say this would have been handled differently

  2. Gotta be a superstar before you can get away with that stuff. Undrafted rookies can’t play with that fire.

  3. Nice to see an organization make a swift decision regarding Covid protocols. The players are being watched and held to a higher standard. And kudos to whoever noticed this and reported it to the team.

  4. Obviously just being made an example of. It’s unrealistic to expect these young, often newly wealthy guys to maintain these strict quarantine rules for an entire season.

  5. whattaditka says:
    August 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm
    If this were Russel and Ciara, let’s just say this would have been handled differently
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    But it wasn’t.
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    The woman was reportedly wearing Seahawks gear in an effort to make her look like a player who had access to the hotel.
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    She must have one heck of a physique for that to stand a chance of working [insert gratuitous comment about the team you loathe the most here].

  6. He likely ruined any chance he had at ever making a roster. The more talented you are,the more you can get away with. No team wants a special teams/practice squad type player who cant follow simple team rules.

  7. Good. More players need to be reminded that playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right. Hopefully this story will serve as a cautionary tale to future players: Rules have been established for a reason. Breaking them is seen as a slap to the face to management and unless you’re a star player, you will face consequences.

  8. True, but Wilson certainly wouldn’t have been this dumb.

    whattaditka says:
    If this were Russel and Ciara, let’s just say this would have been handled differently

  9. “Wearing Seahawks gear”. That just means she’ll be dressed in another team’s gear come December.

  10. I don’t know that it was a “team hotel”. Rookie hotel perhaps.

    Not many teams are keeping the whole team under one roof. The Packers have the rookies in a hotel and that will stay that way throughout the season.

  11. The guy was probably a long-shot to win a roster spot but after doing something this colossal blunder he can forget about that. It’s not just that he broke a rule….what he did put the entire team at risk. What if she had Covid-19 then passed it to him then he gave it to everyone else. All it takes is one guy like this to ruin a team’s season. If the guy can’t follow that simple rule how can they reasonably expect he’ll not continue to do whatever he wants. Cya.

  12. I’ll take “People who ruined what little chances they had to make it in the NFL” for $100, Alex.

  13. No. He wasn’t sneaking women into training camp it was a woman. But seriously folks, who didn’t see this coming? (think about it). But if he was trying to sneak a MAN into his room imagine how that would have to have been handled. (he he). Would the rumors ever fly then.

  14. She was dressed up to look like a Seahawks player.

    I guess when your ladyfriend is 6’5″ and 320, you do what you gotta do.

  15. I’m telling you profootballtalk has some of the best comment forum content on the internet. Some of this stuff is just hysterical and really well thought out.
    And then you have your trolls that when 50 people give you a thumbs up… they will come along and give you a thumbs down just to kill your perfection.
    If you agree with me give me a thumbs down … and see how the HOLES give me a thumbs up just to kills the buzz and prove my point.:o)

  16. While I agree with the hypocrisy as noted by whataditka, this woulda never happened to Wilson — if memory serves correct he abstained prior to marriage and is used to cold showers. The better example probably would have been someone like Bobby Wagner.

  17. To have some sort of a chance of sneaking her in as a player he put her in a Tyler Lockett jersey.

  18. And here I was thinking that no one really watched those surveillance monitors until AFTER a crime was committed.

  19. whattaditka says:
    August 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    If this were Russel and Ciara, let’s just say this would have been handled differently

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    It comes down to obvious value. If Wilson did this, I expect the team would’ve fined him but not cut him. Where’s the issue? In the words of Herm Edwards, “I treat everyone fairly, but I don’t treat everyone the same.”

  20. Talk about dumb! And this guy just blew whatever chance he had for a very good income.

  21. murphyslaw40 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm
    She was dressed up to look like a Seahawks player.

    I guess when your ladyfriend is 6’5″ and 320, you do what you gotta do.

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    She could be 5’7″ – 175lbs and outsize Kyler Murray

  22. maximusintoxicus says:
    August 13, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    But if he was trying to sneak a MAN into his room imagine how that would have to have been handled. (he he). Would the rumors ever fly then.

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    I doubt there would be any rumors. It’s Seattle. It would of been hailed as wonderful and parade permits issued. Progressive indeed.

  23. Bobo says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm
    can’t a guy live
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    Yes, he can–but not with this team or in their hotel.

  24. We’re kinda living in an era where people don’t follow the rules. Even when the rules are for your own good. Maybe we don’t enforce rules hard enough. If you don’t enforce rules, how can you expect anyone to follow them? I’ll bet Seahawks players are going to be following rules from now on.

  25. Players have had 4 or 5 chances if there talented. He will get a 2nd chance if he has any potential. Otherwise bad move if he doesn’t at the very least get some of those NFL Checks because one of those checks are easier then 40 a week

  26. While this was incredibly selfish and stupid, we all did selfish and stupid things in our youth. This guys is gonna kick himself for this for the rest of his life.

    Even if he’s currently wrapped up in how “unfair” this is, in a few years he’ll realize the opportunity he squandered without giving himself a chance.

  27. To all the negative nancys saying this is why we won’t have a season….this is exactly why we will. He was caught and cut dummies. The NFL is taking this serious so we can have a season.

  28. charliecharger says:
    August 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm
    We’re kinda living in an era where people don’t follow the rules. Even when the rules are for your own good. Maybe we don’t enforce rules hard enough. If you don’t enforce rules, how can you expect anyone to follow them? I’ll bet Seahawks players are going to be following rules from now on.
    +++
    What this guy did was stupid. That being said, name an era where people have followed the rules? There isn’t one.

  29. Too many selfish people are putting themselves ahead of the greater good, like this now ex-player, or the people who refuse to wear masks because it is their ‘right’.

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