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Mychal Kendricks sentenced to 1 day in jail, three years probation for 2018 insider-trading charge, per report

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NFL linebacker Mychal Kendricks was sentenced to one day in jail on Thursday for his 2018 guilty plea on insider trading charges, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Kendricks was also sentenced to three years probation and 300 hours of community service. Schefter adds that the 30-year-old is now free to resume his NFL career immediately and wants to continue playing. 

Back in August of 2018, Kendricks was charged with insider trading after allegedly making around $1.2 million from investments in 2014. Former Goldman Sachs analyst Damilare Sonoiki was said to be relaying insider information to Kendricks from 2013-2015 and in exchange, the then-Eagles linebacker provided him with $10,000 cash and game tickets. Kendricks pleaded guilty to his charges on September 6, 2018. At the time of the incident, Kendricks also put out a statement that read, in part: “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.”

Kendricks was a member of the Browns at the time of these charges coming to light, but Cleveland released him not long after those insider trading charges emerged. 

As his sentencing had been delayed a number of times, the former second-round pick of the Eagles bounced around the NFL a bit. He was on and off the Seattle Seahawks‘ roster from 2018 up through last season. He started 14 games for Pete Carroll in 2019 and recorded 71 tackles, three sacks and five pressures. He was kept on Seattle’s practice squad for some of the 2020 season before he was eventually signed to the Washington Football Team’s active roster in late December. There, he played in one regular season game and started in Washington’s lone playoff contest. In that game, he had six tackles. 

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Over his nine-year career, Kendricks — who was a member of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl LII-winning team back in 2017 — has 548 tackles, 19 sacks and four interceptions.

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