Former Seattle Seahawks rookie Kemah Siverand speaks after being caught sneaking an ill-disguised visitor in team gear at a hotel where he was isolating himself during training camp.
Siverand issued a lengthy Twitter apology nearly two weeks after being released from the team following the incident.
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“After taking the time to reflect and really consider the seriousness of my actions, I have tried to find the appropriate words to apologize to all those who are affected by my bad decision and my immaturity,” he reads. in his apologies.
“I apologized in private to the coach [Pete] Carroll, [general manager] John Schneider and the Seahawks Organization. I broke team rules, which would have been unacceptable under normal circumstances, but absolutely inexcusable now during a pandemic. I understand that my lack of judgment put my teammates and the organization at risk, luckily no one else was affected by my actions. “
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The undrafted rookie from Oklahoma state was filmed with a woman, who allegedly wore team gear “for the purpose of dressing her up as a player,” NFL Network reported at the time.
“I want to make sure that this mistake doesn’t define me, and I will continue to train more than ever to continue to pursue my dreams of playing in the National Football League,” he continued.
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While NFL teams cannot force players to quarantine in hotels amid pandemic fears, isolating teams in hotels during training camp is relatively typical policy.