NFL teams are attempting to pull off a season amid a pandemic, and it requires a strict protocol with players, coaches and team employees adhering to a strict regimen.
Seattle Seahawks rookie Kemah Siverand reportedly tried to bypass those safety measures — and it cost him dearly. From the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:
The #Seahawks cut rookie CB Kemah Siverand this week after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
Clear message on the responsibility everyone has in the NFL’s COVID-19 world: Put the team at risk, suffer the consequences.
The Seahawks actually cut Siverand, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State, on Tuesday.
Siverand reportedly tried to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel. Yes, these are serious times in the COVID era. Siverand’s attempted end around, while creative, failed. And it’s pretty darned amusing.
The woman was wearing #Seahawks gear in an attempt to disguise her as a player, I’m told. It did not work.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
Are we talking full jersey and shoulder pads here? Helmet too? Cleats?! Did her hair length give it away?
The imagination tends to stir a bit after hearing these details.
This comes a day after the NBA cracked down on that league’s players being allowed to bring only family members and close contacts into the bubble, preventing entry to guests "known by the player only through social media or an intermediary."
For the record, we don’t know the relationship between Siverand and his attempted hotel guest, and the NFL rules are different from what the NBA has laid out. And for all we know, they could be lifelong friends or companions.
But the idea of a player trying to sneak someone up to their room, decked out in full Seahawks regalia, is pretty rich. Even if the reasons why he couldn’t might be quite serious.
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