Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released by the Cleveland Browns after he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges back in September of 2018. However, it's currently the middle of November 2019, and he's yet to be sentenced.
Kendricks had his sentencing pushed back for the fifth time, as he was supposed to be sentenced this week before Seattle played the Philadelphia Eagles.
One possible explanation could be the fact that the defendant, attorney, or court has the right to postpone a sentencing date.
Kendricks has started all 10 games for the Seahawks this season, making 49 tackles and recording three sacks while serving in a more complementary role to Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright.
Kendricks was found guilty of making $1.2 million from investments in 2014. He faced up to 25 years in prison, but is expected to get somewhere in the 2-3 year range as a result of his guilty plea.
In what is one of the strangest legal situations in recent football history, Kendricks will continue to start for a Seahawks team that is vying for a playoff spot despite facing jail time.