Former NFL defensive deal with Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii died in a Kansas jail whereas awaiting trial on federal gun and drug trafficking expenses, information present.
Siavili, 43, was discovered unresponsive Thursday within 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 participant’s demise have been instantly out there.
Armijo mentioned no jail workers or inmates have 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 within the Kansas City suburb of Independence.
Prosecutors mentioned 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 discovered was in possession of a gun, ammunition, methamphetamine and marijuana.
USP Leavenworth Prison the place Junior Siavii died whereas in custody.Federal Bureau of PrisonsSaousoalii “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 response to the Star.
He had additionally been arrested twice earlier than whereas in possession of unlawful medication and loaded firearms, in response to the felony criticism.
Siaviii had simply been transferred to the medium-security jail 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 crew in 2006, however later signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2008, the place he intermittently frolicked 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.