Mychal Kendricks’ suspension now has an end date.
Kendricks was suspended indefinitely earlier this month as he awaits his fate for insider trading, but according to ProFootballTalk Tuesday, Kendricks’ suspension is now eight games.
He has already missed three games that will count toward the suspension.
The former Eagles linebacker, who is now with the Seahawks, will be eligible to return on Dec. 10 when Seattle hosts the Vikings and his brother Eric.
According to PFT, Kendricks will be allowed to return to the Seahawks' facility for meetings and practices.
I guess it took this long for the NFL to figure out what the punishment should be for this type of white-collar crime. This is now the precedent.
Before the suspension, Kendricks played three games and started two for the Seahawks. He had 13 tackles and two sacks.
The Eagles released Kendricks this past offseason. He signed with the Browns, who cut him after the news of the insider trading broke. They claimed they knew about an investigation but didn’t know all the details.
Eagles de facto GM Howie Roseman declined to comment on Kendricks before the start of the season.
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Mychal Kendricks played three games for the Seahawks before the hammer of the NFL came down on him.
Now, as he awaits to find out if he’s heading to prison for insider trading, the former Eagles linebacker won’t even be able to play.
Kendricks was suspended indefinitely Tuesday, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Seattle signed Kendricks on Sept. 13 and he has played in three games with two starts. He had 13 tackles and two sacks in that timeframe.
But now he won’t be able to play until further notice and it’s very possible his NFL career could be over. … Although we did think this before.
There hadn’t really been a precedent set for white-collar crime as far as the NFL’s conduct policy goes. But this is now the precedent.
Kendricks, 28, has a sentencing hearing scheduled for Dec. 18. He has already admitted wrongdoing and has expressed remorse.
The Eagles released Kendricks earlier this offseason. From there, he signed with the Browns, who said they had some knowledge of an investigation, but claimed they didn’t know the whole story. After news broke of the insider trading, the Browns cut him.
Around final cut time, Eagles de facto GM Howie Roseman declined comment about the former Eagles linebacker.
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Updated: 8:42 p.m.
Remember when we all assumed Mychal Kendricks’ NFL career was over?
Incredibly, we were all wrong.
Despite the fact that Kendricks, 28, could be facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges, one NFL team is taking a chance on him. Really.
That’s pretty wild.
Kendricks’ sentencing hearing isn’t scheduled until Dec. 18, so the former Eagles linebacker could theoretically play for three months before then.
But even if Kendricks doesn’t get sentenced to prison time, the NFL could very well suspend him for violating its personal conduct policy, which doesn’t really have any hard rules. There’s also not much of a precedent with white-collar crime, but it certainly seems like the NFL might crack down in some way.
After news broke about Kendricks’ previous insider trading and after he apologized and admitted fault, it didn’t take the Browns very long to release him. That means he was released by the Eagles and the Browns within the span of just a few months.
It would still be hard to imagine Kendricks’ playing this season as he awaits sentencing that could send him to jail. But the Seahawks are at least a little interested apparently.
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