Former Seattle Seahawks rookie cornerback Kemah Siverand has issued a statement following his release from the team, admitting what he did was wrong. The Seahawks recently released Siverand after he tried to sneak a woman into the team's hotel.
Siverand personally apologized to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and underlined that he had done was "absolutely inexcusable." "After taking time to reflect and really consider the seriousness of my actions, I have tried to find the appropriate words to apologize to all of those affected by my poor decision and immaturity," Siverand's apology read, per Pro Football Talk.
"I've privately apologized to Coach [Pete] Carroll, [general manager] John Schneider, and the Seahawks organization. I violated team rules, which would have been unacceptable in normal times, but absolutely inexcusable now during a pandemic.
I understand my lapse in judgement put my teammates and the organization at risk, thankfully no one else was affected by my actions."
Siverand admits he is guilty and will do everything to return to the NFL
"I want everyone to know that I am truly sorry, hold myself accountable, and am ready to move forward," Siverand wrote.
"I want to make sure this one mistake will not define me, and I will continue training harder than ever to continue pursuing my dreams of playing in the National Football League. "I made a mistake, let people down, and am truly sorry.
Thank you to everyone that reached out to offer support." It remains to be seen if Siverand will get another shot in the NFL. Meanwhile, Seahawks coach Carroll acknowledged what went down in recent Baltimore Ravens practice was bad look for safety Earl Thomas.
Thomas, who was drafted by the Seahawks in 2010, ended his career with the team after he raised his middle finger to coach Carroll. The Ravens, who signed Thomas last year, moved on from him due to "personal conduct that has adversely affected the Baltimore Ravens."
Last Friday, Thomas punched Chuck Clark in Ravens practice and players reportedly wanted the safety out of the team. "It’s been a tough time for Earl,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, as quoted on Pro Football Talk “That’s a hard situation.
I feel bad for him. I wish he could have avoided that from happening, whatever that was. . . . That’s a bad state to get in when they send you home”.