Mychal Kendricks meeting with NFL this week

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Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks‘ indefinite suspension may be getting more definite, soon.

Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Kendricks has a meeting set this week with the league office. Presumably, the meeting will be a precursor to the imposition of a specific punishment on Kendricks in the aftermath of his guilty plea to federal insider trading charges.

The league’s indefinite suspension of Kendricks was upheld on appeal, but arbitrator Harold Henderson’s written ruling indicated that a more specific punishment should come fairly quickly. Some believe the league hopes to drag its feet until Kendricks is sentenced in January, effectively keeping him off the field while facing likely incarceration.

In fairness to Kendricks, a decision should quickly be made, so that he can serve his suspension and return to play before any prison sentence he receives would make him unavailable.

Kendricks last played in Week Four, missing two games so far. With the standard punishment for first-offense domestic violence at six games, Kenrdicks at most should face a four-game suspension, and there’s no good reason for the decision to not have already been issued.

24 responses to “Mychal Kendricks meeting with NFL this week

  1. DV, DUI etc and these guys still play. Yet, insider trading yields a indefinite suspension??
    Don’t mess with the richs money, got it!! LOL

  2. “In fairness to Kendricks, a decision should quickly be made, so that he can serve his suspension and return to play before any prison sentence he receives would make him unavailable.”
    ++++
    Would be nice if you can post similar infractions, and the sentencing of those accused infractions by a federal judge.

    I’m not for professional athletes getting an easier sentence for the same, or similar crime, yet, there’s people we’ve never heard of that walked, albeit, paying a fine.

    He admitted to what he did. My question is, those that have him the data, what becomes of them? Write about them as well.

  3. The NFL really needs to take issues like this more seriously. Sure, you’re always going to have jokers like Tyreek Hill and Joe Mixon trying to murder their pregnant girlfriends, but SEC violations are where the league needs to draw a hard line.

  4. The guy is a stand up Dude, admitting his transgression and ready to accept the penalty. The NFL needs to back off, it isn’t like he punched out his GF or raped a woman in the bathroom of a bar.

  5. I’m surprised they didn’t give him a lifetime ban. Anyone who admits to their mistake and pays back the money gained surely shouldn’t ever be allowed to step on a football field again.

  6. His jail sentence just might get suspended due to his cooperation. He didn’t commit a violent offence or drug offence (the League has no penalty for non violent crimes) He has shown cooperation and responsibility for his actions. If no jail time is his future, why shouldn’t he be allowed to play. The NFL let Ray Lewis play and way worse offences then Kendricks did. 8 games seems fit.

  7. I don’t agree with any of this…Yes it’s a crime…A Federal Crime that Kendricks has plead too committing. The NFL has NO SAY in this. Did he cheat the league or any franchise?
    To me the NFL has no right to do this even with Article 46 that Fraudger Goodell uses as his blankey at his whim.

  8. 1phillyphan says:

    October 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    His jail sentence just might get suspended due to his cooperation. He didn’t commit a violent offence or drug offence (the League has no penalty for non violent crimes) He has shown cooperation and responsibility for his actions. If no jail time is his future, why shouldn’t he be allowed to play. The NFL let Ray Lewis play and way worse offences then Kendricks did. 8 games seems fit.
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    I gave you a thumbs up, but the 2 games he’s served should be enough!

  9. Interesting snapshot of the NFL right now…

    10 out of 11 articles currently headlining this site at the moment are all negative. The articles all deal with either Injuries, fines, suspensions, a death, and turnovers. Only 1 isn’t negative and it’s a just a quick post about a guy being activated to a roster which is more neutral than a positive.

    Just some cautious advice to fans, pay attention to just how negative the default tone is surrounding the league and it’s coverage. I can’t think of another sport/league so shrouded in constant negative press as the modern era of the NFL.

  10. I am sick of white collar criminals getting nothing but a slap on the wrist generally. Our capitalist system does not work if insiders cheat the rules that are designed to make things fair for all. The wealthy ignoring the rules is an affront to all of us peons who work our tails of to stay above water.

    Don’t tell me it wasn’t violent so he shouldn’t be punished. His greed affects the little people without whom he wouldn’t have a job.

  11. xli2006 says:
    October 20, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Interesting snapshot of the NFL right now…
    10 out of 11 articles currently headlining this site at the moment are all negative. The articles all deal with either Injuries, fines, suspensions, a death, and turnovers. Only 1 isn’t negative and it’s a just a quick post about a guy being activated to a roster which is more neutral than a positive.
    Just some cautious advice to fans, pay attention to just how negative the default tone is surrounding the league and it’s coverage. I can’t think of another sport/league so shrouded in constant negative press as the modern era of the NFL.
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    It’s because the NFL lies, misleads, and lies (worth mentioning twice)…Over, and Over, and Over again. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out.

  12. A definition of insider trading: having inside knowledge of stock (eg. game-worn NFL helmets are not really game-worn) to gain an unfair advantage in the marketplace (selling them as game-worn items). At least Kendricks wasn’t also actually a counterfeiter like Eli, nor directly damaging the integrity of the NFL’s brand like Eli, so I’m sure the league will unsuspend Kendricks immediately and scratch their heads as to how they ever suspended him in the first place.

  13. What crime? Who was the victim? he PAID taxes on the windfall. His suspension should be lifted and his sentence suspended.

    What he did is perfectly legal – If you’re a congressman.

  14. greg3117 says:
    October 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    DV, DUI etc and these guys still play. Yet, insider trading yields a indefinite suspension??
    Don’t mess with the richs money, got it!! LOL

    Kendricks plead GUILTY and made restitution. This should of been (up to) 4 games.
    If he hadn’t plead guilty he wouldn’t of been suspended yet.

    I’ll assume that the ‘other ones’ you’re referring to either haven’t been convicted as these sometimes take a couple of years with a good lawyer and because most of the DUI and DV plead out and many are dropped for lack of evidence after their high $$$ lawyer finishes questioning the entire due process of the player.
    As is common, a good lawyer can find a multitude of police mistakes that can/do get made that takes away a ‘conviction’ potential.
    And that’s why it SEEMS this is unfair. Moral: DUI,etc: Hire a good lawyer.

  15. I’m not entirely sure what his exact crime entailed but if it screwed individual people out of money then he should be jailed but if it was just some sneaky method to cheat the system then fine the guy and make him teach the new guys coming in to not play around with money.

  16. thebishopsstory
    Oct 20, 2018, 8:02 PM EDT
    The guy is a stand up Dude, admitting his transgression and ready to accept the penalty. The NFL needs to back off, it isn’t like he punched out his GF or raped a woman in the bathroom of a bar.

    He only admitted to his transgression after he was caught. Regardless of whether he committed a violent crime or not he still broke the law. This is the problem with today’s society, no one wants to be have any personal responsibility. I mean literally your first sentence you’re trying to tell people that a person who broke a Federal law is a “stand up dude”. Guess what, stand up dudes don’t go around breaking the law.

  17. Insider trading covers a lot of territory. I would hope if he received an “Indefinite time suspension ” it was more serious then his friend who worked at a company telling him their company was doing well and that he should buy some stock. Most of us would do the same thing if given the opportunity. If it was more serious, he should receive the same penalty that anyone else would receive.

  18. The SEC can charge just about anyone with insider trading. It’s like offensive holding in the NFL, it happens every play. Sometimes it’s egregious and sometimes it’s insignificant. This particular case smells very much like some aggressive enforcer looking for an easy victory, and the defendant didn’t have the resources to fight back. Kinda like when the IRS goes after the guy who makes $40K a year for claiming too much in charitable donations.

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