Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Junior Siavii was discovered useless in a Kansas jail on Thursday as he was awaiting trial … officers mentioned Friday.
He was 43 years previous.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons instructed the Kansas Metropolis Star that Siavii was found unresponsive at a federal jail in Leavenworth on Thursday afternoon.
The spokesperson mentioned Siavii was taken to a close-by medical facility the place he was pronounced useless.
Additional particulars surrounding the loss of life are unclear … although The Star did report that the spokesperson mentioned no different staffers or inmates have been injured.
Siavii — actual title Saousoalii Siavii — was being held on the jail after he was hit with a number of felony fees in 2019.
Federal prosecutors say the previous soccer participant was part of a big conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Additionally they allege, amongst different issues, that he illegally had firearms on his individual throughout a wild arrest again in August 2019.
Siavii was picked within the second spherical of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs … and he later went on to play in 16 video games for the Dallas Cowboys in 2009.
He spent one season with the Seahawks in 2010, earlier than his profession NFL led to 2011.