Raiders CB Kemah Siverand arrested in Houston street racing incident

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Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Kemah Siverand was arrested in Houston over the weekend in an alleged street racing incident.

Houston police chief Art Acevedo told media Monday that Siverand, 24, was one of three people arrested in connection to the illegal racing, which took place after midnight on Saturday.

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Police said Siverand first stopped for officers, but then drove on for an additional mile before halting again. That's presumably why Siverand was charged with felony evading arrest, while the other two drivers were charged with racing on a highway. Five cars were involved in the racing, but police were able to catch up with three.

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 13: Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Kemah Siverand (5) after a Big 12 football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas State Wildcats on October 13, 2018 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS.  Kansas State won 31-12. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Raiders CB Kemah Siverand was arrested over the weekend in a Houston street racing incident. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Siverand tried to sneak a woman into team hotel

In the span of less than a year, Siverand has made some unique headlines. You don't hear about street racing arrests in the NFL very often, but Siverand's first brush with "fame" was even wilder.

Siverand was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in August after he was caught on video trying to sneak a woman dressed in Seahawks gear into the team hotel. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, hotel visitors were strictly regulated. Siverand was trying to get around the rules by camouflaging the woman in Seahawks gear, which — shocker! — didn't work.

Siverand apologized for the incident several weeks later.

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Siverand, a rookie out of Oklahoma State, remained on the job market until late October when the Raiders signed him to a practice squad deal.

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