Seahawks Host Mychal Kendricks Despite Guilty Plea for Insider Trading

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season's NFC championship

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season’s NFC championship. More

According to Schefter, Kendricks will play Monday night when the Seahawks take on the Bears at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop.

A week after the news broke, Kendricks pleaded guilty to charges meaning he could spend up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in December. It is reportedly a one-year deal.

The Kendricks signing is not without some concern, as just last week the linebacker pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading.

According to ESPN.com, the team brought in former Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks for a visit on Thursday.

Kendricks first made headlines in late August when charges of insider trading were brought against the six-year National Football League veteran. Per Schefter, his sentencing has now been pushed back to January, leaving Kendricks available for the regular season.

The Browns released him August 29, after the charges were filed.

The 27-year-old, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Eagles last season, came under scrutiny from the SEC after he managed to turn an $80,000 investment into almost $1.2 million over an eight-month period.

Kendricks was receiving insider information from "Black-ish" tv writer Damilare Sonoiki, while providing him $10,000 in cash as well as Eagles tickets. He and Sonoiki were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.

Besides the legal trouble, Kendricks could also be facing a potential punishment from the NFL.

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