Latest On Seahawks’ Mychal Kendricks

Mychal Kendricks‘ sentencing date for his insider trading case has been moved from Jan. 25 to April 4, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. District court in Pennsylvania handling the case (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Brady Henderson). It’s a development that could impact Kendricks’ football future. 

Previously, head coach Pete Carroll indicated that he would like Kendricks back in 2019, provided that a prison sentence did not interfere with his availability. Kendricks could be facing 30-to-37 months in prison, so there’s no way of knowing whether he’ll be able to play football again anytime soon. If he is imprisoned for 37 months, he’ll be 31 years old at the time of his release and three years removed from the game.

Of course, the later sentencing date further complicates matters. Kendricks will not realistically be able to sign a contract with a team or gear up for the 2019 season while his freedom hangs in the balance. In a best case scenario, Kendricks can hope for a slap on the wrist and the ability to market himself in the second wave of free agency.

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15 comments on “Latest On Seahawks’ Mychal Kendricks

  1. sufferfortribe

    …….. provided that a prison sentence did not interfere with his availability.

    Hahahaha, ya think?

    • crosseyedlemon

      Kendricks plead guilty to a non violent white collar crime. They could easily arrange to have him escorted to practices and games by the prison security staff then returned each day to lockup.

      • Polish Hammer

        Sounds great but it’s not what prison staff do, they won’t be escorting him anywhere.

        • crosseyedlemon

          I think the smaller prisons still have outside work programs where staff load inmates (low risk non violent ones) into vans and escort them while they do community service jobs.

  2. jorge78

    Another casualty of the gubmint shutdown. Of course, if he hadn’t broken the law he wouldn’t have to worry about it…..

    • crosseyedlemon

      At least he maned up and admitted his guilt without excuses. The presiding judged was very shocked at that because it was the only time he had seen a pro athlete do this.

    • Conman

      This has zero to do with shutdown Einstein. All Fed courts are still open. They begin furloughing on Fridays next week. So try again…

  3. Sheep8

    I think he should sue in federal court! Seems to work for everyone else in the NFL when they do something wrong!

  4. of9376

    How does this guy get 30+ months for a BS crime but other players are never charged for much more serious crimes of violence??

      • crosseyedlemon

        Actually knowledge is useless without the means to use it. You could be the smartest man alive today but if you were transported back in time to when cavemen existed what good would your knowledge be? You have no tools or technology and no means of communicating your brilliant ideas other than grunting since writing and languages don’t yet exist.

  5. ayrbhoy

    Kendrycks AND KJ Wright? That would be a wonderful thing. I’m not sure either gets signed but a man can dream!!

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