Ex-Seahawks CB Kemah Siverand apologizes after sneaking guest into hotel

By Matt Johnson
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly two weeks after the Seattle Seahawks waived cornerback Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak a woman into his hotel room, the former Oklahoma State defensive back is now apologizing for his actions.

Siverand, a 23-year-old cornerback who signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, broke his silence on Monday with an apology for the behavior that led to his release.

Kemah Siverand issues apology for breaking COVID-19 protocols

The Seahawks signed Siverand for $2,000, one of the lowest amount among their undrafted free agents, to provide depth in their secondary for training camp. With NFL teams carrying reduced rosters in training camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Siverand’s chances of making the team were already slim.

Just a few weeks into camp, Seattle released the 23-year-old cornerback. While the move didn’t attract headlines at the time, that quickly changed when word broke that he tried sneaking a female into his hotel room in a wild scheme.

After weeks of silence, Siverand issued an apology Monday taking full responsibility for his actions and recognizing he put the safety of his teammates and coaches in jeopardy.

Siverand, who began his collegiate career at Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma State, hasn’t been signed since the Seahawks released him.

The young corner also sent a written apology to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. While the gesture was likely appreciated, it likely won’t be enough for the team to give him a second chance.

It’s incredibly tough to make it on an NFL roster, with teams looking for any mental mistakes, physical limitations or issues as reason to cut a player who can’t perform.

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic will be a constant threat to put a stop to the NFL season, teams won’t hesitate to move on from players who don’t take the matter seriously.