Disgraced NFL Star Kendricks Banned for 8 Games

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been banned for eight games after a September guilty plea on insider trading charges, the league confirmed Tuesday.

The ban includes three games that Kendricks has already missed since his October 2 suspension, which was indefinite at the time.

He can return to practice November 12 and play again on December 10 when the Seahawks face Minnesota Vikings, where his younger brother Eric is a starting linebacker.

Kendricks signed with Seattle last month after being cut by the Cleveland Browns in August amid charges of securities fraud and conspiracy that have him facing up to 25 years in prison.

He made just under $1.2 million (1.06 million euros) from July 2014 to March 2015 by using information from a banker at a global investment firm in exchange for Philadelphia Eagles tickets and $10,000.

The 28-year-old American spent six years with the Eagles, helping them in February to their first-ever Super Bowl triumph with a dramatic comeback 41-33 win over the New England Patriots.

This season Kendricks made two sacks and 13 tackles in three appearances, two of them starts, for the Seahawks. He has 474 career tackles and 15 sacks with three interceptions, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.


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