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Mychal Kendricks pleads guilty to insider trader, could face up to 25 years in prison

Update on the former Eagles linebacker.

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The Eagles cut linebacker Mychal Kendricks earlier this offseason after several up-and-down years with the organization, and it appears they missed out on quite the drama.

On Thursday, it was reported that Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, and could be facing up to 25 years in prison. He’s accused of participating in a two-year scheme that netted him around $1.2 million.

Kendricks was signed by the Cleveland Browns to a one-year, $2.25 million deal after being waived by Philadelphia, but was cut a mere 12 hours after the charges against him were revealed.

According to, the Judge in Kendricks’ case wanted to be sure he knew the implications for pleading guilty, to which he noted it was the right thing to do.

”Because I know I was wrong,” he said. “I know that I made the decision to accept information, secret information, and it wasn’t the right thing to do.”

The judge said she wanted to be sure that Kendricks was not coerced into making his decision to plead guilty.

”I’m making the decision because it’s the right thing to do,” he said.

A sentencing hearing is now set for December 18, so it’s safe to say that regardless of the outcome, he won’t be on the field for any team in 2018 — or possibly, ever again.

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