He was a defensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs He was found dead in a Kansas federal jail on Thursday. He was 43 years of age.
Siavii was being held in the prison as he awaited trial for multiple charges. He was discovered unresponsive at Leavenworth prison, Kansas. Siavii was taken to a nearby hospital and declared dead.
Siavii was arrested in August 2019 for being part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He also had illegal firearms.
Siavii was a college football player at Oregon before becoming the No. 36 selection in the second round, 2004 NFL Draft. Due to knee injuries, he only played two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs when he began his professional career. Siavii, after two years of being absent from the game was signed to the Dallas Cowboys in Jan 2008 and played two seasons with them until September 2010.
Siavii was released from the Cowboys in September 2011 after he was claimed by the Seattle Seahawks. He played in 14 games in 2010 for the Seahawks before being let go in September 2011.
Dallas Cowboys update status on several key starters before Wild Card matchup against the 49ers
As they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers in their NFC Wild Card matchup, the Dallas Cowboys received some positive news on Thursday.
“Good news for the Cowboys, safety Jayron Kearse (hamstring), RB Tony Pollard and LT Tyron Smith (knee/ankle) were full participants in today’s practice,” Jon Machota tweeted.
Smith missed five games due to an ankle injury, and one due COVID-19 protocol. However, many believe that Smith was being kept on the team’s roster for the playoffs. He could have been playing near the end the regular season.
The Dallas Cowboys are just as proud of Pollard’s participation as he has taken on a larger role in the running attack.
Kearse has been a reliable starter at the back end Dan Quinn’s defense. With a soaring San Francisco 49ers team visiting town this weekend it will be crucial to have everyone on deck.