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Ex-NFL LB Kendricks Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Kendricks used tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors s

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    Ex-NFL LB Kendricks Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading
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    Mychal Kendricks #95 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during Super Bowl LII practice on February 2, 2018 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Former Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Thursday, and faces up to 25 years in prison.

    U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter asked Kendricks why he was pleading guilty.

    "I'm making the decision because it's the right thing to do," he said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I know that I made the decision to accept information, secret information, and it wasn't the right thing to do."

    Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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    Kendricks, who signed a one-year contract with the Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Eagles, used tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors said.

    The Browns released him from the team on Aug. 29, after the charges were filed.

    Prosecutors allege that his co-defendant, Damilare Sonoiki, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as received perks like tickets to Eagles games and the chance to tag along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances.

    Sonoiki had been working as a junior analyst at Goldman Sachs but left the financial field and has most recently been writing for TV shows.

    Sonoiki's lawyer told the Inquirer in an email that his client also would plead guilty, but no date has been set.