BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 31: Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (95) answers questions during the Philadelphia Eagles Press Conference on January 31, 2018, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Insider Trading Charge May End Super Bowl Star’s NFL Career

Mychal Kendricks could be trading in his NFL uniform for a prison jumpsuit.

Thanks to an insider trading charge, Mychal Kendricks could find himself on the outside of the NFL looking in – forever.

Kendricks played with the winning Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s Super Bowl—but he was cut in the offseason. The Cleveland Browns released him yesterday after he admitted and apologized for trading tickets and cash for trading tips.

According to the feds, Kendricks allegedly transformed $80,000 into $1.2 million in profits over a four-month period about four years ago.

“When individuals engage in insider trading … it undermines the public’s faith in our markets and harms ordinary investors who do play by the rules,” said U.S. Attorney William McSwain. “As alleged in the criminal information filed earlier today, Mr. Sonoiki [Kendricks’ associate] and Mr. Kendricks were definitely not playing by the rules. Each has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.”

In addition to being investigated under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Kendricks could face prison time.

Considering he’s 27 and was listed as a backup with the Browns, it’s likely his career in the NFL could be over whether he is put behind bars or not.

Whether that’s morally correct or not is another matter entirely.

Read the full story at ProFootballTalk