Ex-NFL player Junior Siavii found dead in prison while awaiting trial

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Former NFL defensive sort out Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii died in a Kansas prison while awaiting trial on federal gun and drug trafficking fees, data present.

Siavili, 43, was found unresponsive Thursday in the US Penitentiary in Leavenworth simply after 2:30 p.m., US Bureau of Prison spokeswoman Anna Armijo told The Kansas City Star.

No particulars surrounding the ex-Kansas City Chiefs player’s loss of life had been instantly accessible.

Armijo stated no prison workers or inmates had been injured and “at no time was the public in danger,” the Star reported.

Siaviii was arrested in August 2019 after police noticed him driving a automobile that had been reported stolen in the Kansas City suburb of Independence.

Prosecutors stated the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Siavii fought off officers, who tased him twice throughout the confrontation. He was lastly subdued and cuffed after an officer carried out a neck restraint on Siavii till he went unconscious.

He was found was in possession of a gun, ammunition, methamphetamine and marijuana.

USP Leavenworth Prison where Junior Siavii  died while in custody.
USP Leavenworth Prison the place Junior Siavii died while in custody.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Saousoalii Siavii Jr. mug shot
Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii was arrested in August 2019 after police noticed him driving a automobile that had been reported stolen in Kansas City.
AP / City of Independence Missouri Police Department

Siaviii was later indicted with eight others accused of being a part of a meth drug trafficking ring in western Missouri, in accordance with the Star.

He had additionally been arrested twice earlier than while in possession of unlawful medication and loaded firearms, in accordance with the felony criticism.

Siaviii had simply been transferred to the medium-security prison in Leavenworth on Dec. 17, the Star reported.

Savii, a local of American Samoa, was drafted thirty sixth general 2004 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs out of the University of Oregon.

He was reduce from the group in 2006, however later signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, the place he intermittently hung out till 2010.

In 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks and a career-high in tackles earlier than he was injured and was launched that very same 12 months.

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