Remember Mychal Kendricks and that insider trading charge?
Today the sentence came down and the judge didn’t exactly drop the hammer on the veteran linebacker.
After a long series of delays, linebacker Mychal Kendricks has finally been sentenced for pleading guilty to insider trading in 2018.
According to multiple reports, Kendricks was sentenced on Thursday to one day in jail, three years of probation, and 300 hours of community service.
Kendricks entered the guilty plea when he was a member of the Browns. He never played a game for the franchise, which cut him during the preseason. Kendricks then signed with Seattle and played 18 games for the team over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He recorded 3.0 sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2019.
Anna Orso at The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that the community service must be completed in the Philadelphia region, so I think what we should do is send Kendricks up to the Aramingo Avenue Wawa and have him do a couple of shifts at the register. His punishment will be locating the cigarettes that the middle-aged Fishtown resident asks for:
middle-aged Fishtown resident: Yeah lemme get a pack of the reds.
middle-aged Fishtown resident: No up further, to your left.
Kendricks: This pack?
middle-aged Fishtown resident: No it’s the red container, Marlboros.
Kendricks: Is this the right one?
middle-aged Fishtown resident: Yeah that’s it.
Kendricks: Will that be all?
middle-aged Fishtown resident: Also give me $20 on pump #5, and how much are these pretzels?
300 hours of that. After the experience, he’ll wish he never committed insider trading.
But to his credit, Kendricks copped to his error and apologize while pleading guilty.
In sentencing him below federal guidelines that called for three years in prison, U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter said the length of time he has waited for this day “must be a very significant punishment itself.”
Prosecutors and Kendricks’ defense attorney asked Pratter for a lower sentence than three years in prison, saying Kendricks cooperated with investigators since the FBI first approached him in 2017. He provided access to his electronic devices and information that led to charges being filed against his childhood friend, Mark Wayne “Christian” Ramsey.
Kendricks said between 2013 and 2015, he gave cash and NFL tickets to financial-analyst-turned-TV-scriptwriter Damilare Sonoiki in exchange for confidential, market-shifting information.
Kendricks is 30 years old and now free to resume his NFL career. SHOULD THE EAGLES SIGN HIM? 610-632-0975 if you want to get in. We have open lines.