By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Tuesday. Kendricks is reportedly appealing the suspension.
He signed with the Browns to a one-year deal on June 5th, 2018. He was then released by the Browns on August 29th, 2018 following his decision to plead guilty to insider trading.
He signed with the Seahawks on September 14th, 2018.
Kendricks is expected to be sentenced for his crime on January 24th. He could face anywhere between 30 to 37 months in prison for his role.
According to federal prosecutors, Kendricks allegedly made $1.2 million from illegal profits. The prosecutors allege that the money was received from “four major trading deals.”
His co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki allegedly paid $10,000 in “kickbacks” from 2014-15. He also received perks “like tickets to Philadelphia Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances,” U.S. Attorney William McSwain said.
Kendricks signed with the Browns in June. He said in August that he “takes full responsibility for his actions.”
“While I didn’t fully understand all of the details of the illegal trades, I knew it was wrong, and I wholeheartedly regret my actions,” he said. “I am committed to repaying all of the funds gained illegally and accept the consequences of my actions.”
After signing with the Seahawks, he has 13 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and one pass deflection.
Kendricks spent the first six years of his career with the Eagles. He appeared in 85 games, including 76 starts. He made 338 tackles, 14.0 sacks, three interceptions, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and 27 pass deflections.