Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Kemah Siverand is in a world of trouble completely of his own making. Houston police arrested Siverand and two others early Saturday morning for street racing. This is not even the first time the 24-year-old has gotten himself into trouble in his short NFL career.
Kemah Siverand goes for a drive
The arrest happened just after midnight on Saturday, but was not made public until today.
According to Houston Police, the Raiders defensive back initially stopped, but then continued for another mile before stopping again and finally surrendering. Siverand has been charged with felony evading arrest, while two of the other drivers were charged with street racing.
Siverand has been on the Raiders’ roster since October 2020, although he hasn’t seen any game action. He spent the second half of the 2020 season on the Raiders’ practice squad.
Kemah’s first NFL blunder
Before joining the Raiders, however, Siverand was briefly a member of the Seattle Seahawks, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.
His time in Seattle came to a quick end. During the preseason, he tried to sneak a woman into the team’s hotel by disguising her as a Seahawks player. This was a clear breach of COVID-19 protocol. He paid the price when the team waived him.
The sad truth is that during his brief NFL career, Kemah Siverand has had more arrests than minutes played. While some players have recovered from far worse to have successful careers, those players had enough upside for teams to take a chance on them. Kemah Siverand started off as an undrafted cornerback, so his stock was low to begin with. It will be hard for his NFL career to recover from this latest setback.