LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A player for the Las Vegas Raiders was arrested over the weekend in Houston, Texas.
Defensive back Kemah Siverand, 24, was reportedly arrested on Feb. 20 for street racing and evading the police.
UPDATE on street racing case discussed by Chief @ArtAcevedo:— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 22, 2021
Incident occurred at 12:05 a.m. on Feb. 20. HPD Traffic Enforcement officers observed 5 vehicles racing on the North Loop East approaching Lockwood Drive. Officers stopped 3 of the 5 drivers and arrested them. #hounews https://t.co/khfIhwch0E
The incident occurred shortly after midnight.
Siverand initially stopped for the Houston police but then drove another mile before stopping again.
The 24-year-old joined the Raiders practice squad in January.
Siverand, who attended Oklahoma State, was initially signed by the Seahawks but was released on Aug. 11 because he broke COVID-19 protocols, according to the NFL.
The Raiders were reportedly giving him a shot to compete for a roster spot this offseason, according to Raiders Wire/USA Today.
13 Action News has reached out to the team for a statement about the arrest.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.