Mychal Kendricks' Indefinite Suspension For Insider Trading Has Been Given A Definitive Time Frame, As The NFL Still Can't Help But Butcher Any And All Legal Matters
It's actually incredible the the NFL has somehow managed to piss me off with their handling of the Mychal Kendricks' situation, because I never really cared whether or not he was allowed to play his way up to what could be a lengthy prison sentence for the victimless crime of insider trading. If a dude who is potentially going away for a long, long time wants to waste his last few months as a free man locked in on the gridiron then all the power to him, but I also feel as though the NFL was well within their rights to take away that privilege, even if it was only to create some relatively positive PR for once.
What I don't understand is having his indefinite suspension end prior to a court appearance that could put him behind bars for a quarter century. Like, is this some sort of reward for good behavior? As far as I know, all Mychal Kendricks has done since receiving his punishment was sit on his ass and await sentencing for being the most conspicuous white collar criminal in the history of fraudulently bolstered bank accounts. Not sure that quite warrants a change of heart that would go into effect just in time for Seattle's late season playoff push.
Again, I can't even pretend to care about the status of Mychal Kendricks' availability, but that doesn't mean I can't criticize a league that has the uncanny ability of injecting new life into their own negative news stories. Insider trading is either a bad enough crime to cost you your NFL career or it's not, but to watch him get cut, then signed by another team, then play for that other team, then hand him an "indefinite suspension" that's soon given a definitive conclusion all while the long arm of the law is still patiently waiting to administer the type of spanking that will help prep him for prison is just asinine.