Seattle, WA – Seattle Seahawks’ defensive back Kemah Siverand was released by the team after he tried to dress up a female as a teammate and sneak her into the team’s hotel.
Siverand, an undrafted rookie, was released on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
The woman attempted to get into Siverand’s room by wearing a Seahawks hoodie pulled up over her head. However, the team’s security caught on.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero said the incident was caught on video, according to People.
“Clear message on the responsibility everyone has in the NFL’s COVID-19 world: Put the team at risk, suffer the consequences,” Pelissero stated, according to People.
According to Pelissero, there was a July 3 memo from the NFL that addressed strict guidelines while under quarantine during the NFL training camps.
Room visits are only allowed by members of the travelling party and no guests are allowed.
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll was asked about the incident on a sports radio show.
“I would never talk about those kinds of stories,” Carroll said, according to the Washington Post. “We handle that on the interior. No details to that.”
ESPN radio personality Mike Greenberg talked about the incident on his show.
“We are dealing with, like, trust here, right? We can’t joke around too much about something that is actually serious, that could derail a season, could derail a team,” Greenberg said.
Siverand played college football at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.
Several NFL players have opted out of playing this year so they don’t have to deal with the restrictions or risk, according to ESPN.
NFL players who are considered high risk for the coronavirus can earn $350,000 if they choose to sit out. Players considered to be without risk could make $150,000 if they opt out, according to ESPN.
The NFL season begins Sept. 10. There will be no preseason games this year.