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Raiders’ cornerback Kemah Siverand arrested in Houston street racing incident

2020 practice-squad player faces felony charges

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Kansas State
Kemah Siverand on the tackle
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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.

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

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.