Former Cowboys, Chiefs DE Junior Siavii Found Dead in Prison While Awaiting Trial

Former Seattle Seahawks’ player Junior Siavii was found unresponsive Thursday in the US Penitentiary in Leavenworth. AP / Elaine Thompson

Former NFL defensive tackle Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii died in a Kansas prison while awaiting trial on federal gun and drug trafficking charges, records show.

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

No details surrounding the ex-Kansas City Chiefs player’s death were immediately available.

Armijo said no prison staff or inmates were injured and “at no time was the public in danger,” the Star reported.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Patrick Reilly