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Former NFL player dies while awaiting trial in Kansas prison

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (WDAF) – A former Kansas City Captain’s football player died Thursday while incarcerated in Leavenworth Prison, records show.

Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as Junior Siavii, is charged in federal court in 2019 with three counts of illegal possession of a firearm. He is being held at the United States Prison in Leavenworth awaiting trial.

Details of his death were not immediately available.

Siavii was drafted by the Chiefs in 2004 in the second round as the 36th pick overall. He was later cut from the team in 2006.

The defensive league was then signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2008 and has been with the team since 2010. The Seattle Seahawks then announced his exemption in 2010. He peaked in his career. career with the Seahawks before he was injured and then released in 2011.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 17: Kansas City Captain’s Junior Siavii 94 dives to make a clumsy recovery against New York Giants 10th quarterback Eli Manning in the first quarter of the game. at Giants Stadium on December 17, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images)

A criminal complaint filed in 2019 alleges that Siavii was arrested on three occasions, in which he possessed both illegal drugs and loaded weapons. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who is an illegal drug user to possess any firearm or ammunition.

Court documents say police were called to a parking lot on US 40, where Siavii was exiting a stolen vehicle. Officers said Siavii defied their orders, and one officer deployed his Taser on Siavvi twice.

Police said they found a loaded pistol, ammunition and other drugs in Siavii’s possession. The lawsuit also cites other cases in which Siavii was arrested for illegally possessing drugs and weapons.

https://www.westernslopenow.com/sports/former-nfl-player-dies-awaiting-trial-in-kansas-prison/ Former NFL player dies while awaiting trial in Kansas prison

Emma Bowman

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