Ex-Cowboys Player Discovered Dead In Prison


Saousoalii “Junior” Siavii Jr., 43, was an ex-Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle.

On Thursday afternoon, Siavii was found unconscious at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Prison workers tried to give him medical assistance. However, after being transported to a medical facility, he was pronounced deceased.

In August 2019, Siavii was arrested for burglary and suspicion of illegal firearms possession during a tussle with a police officer. He was also said to be a part of a methamphetamine drug trafficking operation in Missouri.

Siavii was from American Samoa and was a 6-foot-5, 315-pound former Oregon player. In 2004, he was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round of the draft and played for them for two seasons. Then, after a knee injury, he played one year in Dallas and Seattle.

Siavii was awaiting trial at the time of his death, and no further information was released.



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