Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Kemah Siverand was arrested over the weekend in connection with a street racing incident in Houston. Siverand now faces felony evading charges, according to KRON-4 News.
#BREAKING @Raiders player Kemah Siverand among 3 people arrested in Houston Saturday early morning for street racing.— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) February 22, 2021
Siverand faces felony evading charges. #KRON4 pic.twitter.com/CzgKhqhuqc
KRON-TV reported that Siverand was arrested after police noticed five cars racing on the freeway in the early hours Saturday morning. Siverand and two other people were arrested.
Houston police said that SIverand initially stopped for officers, but then drove another mile and was arrested. The Raiders have not publicly commented on the incident yet
Two other people were arrested.— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) February 22, 2021
Officers say there were 5 cars racing, but they were only able to catch up to three.
Updates at @KRON4News
The Raiders signed Siverand, an Oklahoma State product, in October, then signed him to a 2021 reserve/future contract in January.
Even that marked as a second chance for the 24-year-old cornerback. In August, the Seattle Seahawks — who signed Siverand as an undrafted free agent — cut Siverand after he tried to sneak a woman into the team’s training camp hotel, which was under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Siverand had the woman dress in team clothing to make it appear she was part of the organization.
Now, he is embroiled in a far more serious situation.