What Happened to Junior Siavii? Ex-NFL Player Found Dead in Prison


Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii was discovered useless within the Leavenworth federal jail in Kansas. Officials revealed that the previous Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman was awaiting trial.

How Did Junior Siavii Died?

The officers discovered Junior Siavii unresponsive at a federal jail in Leavenworth on Thursday afternoon. The jail employees handled him after which took him to a close-by medical facility. The hospital pronounced him useless, shortly afterward. The jail didn’t launch a lot details about the dying of the athlete.

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The 43-year-old former soccer participant, Siavii was charged with a number of crimes. The police arrested him in August 2019 for the unlawful possession of firearms throughout an encounter with the similar. Moreover, he performed an enormous position within the distribution of methamphetamine in Missouri, as revealed by Federal prosecutors. In addition, he additionally performed a component in a second-degree housebreaking.

Junior Siavii’s Football Career

The former American soccer participant, Junior Siavii performed for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys in addition to Seattle Seahawks within the NFL. In addition, he performed faculty soccer on the University of Oregon. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted him within the second spherical of the 2004 NFL Draft.

In his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs, he collected 12 tackles (4 per loss), a sack, and three quarterback pressures. In 2005, he suffered a knee damage within the coaching camp. As a consequence, the workforce positioned him on the bodily disabled record. Finally, the workforce discharged him in September 2006. In addition, he needed to endure microfracture surgical procedure on his proper knee.

Junior SiaviiJunior Siavii spent 4 seasons within the NFL. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

As a results of his damage, he was out of the sport for two years. In 2008, he joined the Dallas Cowboys in January 2008 and re-signed with them in 2010. He performed in 16 video games in a 3-4 protection, as a backup to sort out Jay Ratliff, recording 11 tackles. Lastly, in 2010 he signed with the Seattle Seahawks, to play in a 4-3 protection as a working specialist. In December, the workforce positioned him on the injured reserve record with a spinal twine damage. They lastly launched him in September 2011.

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