NEW YORK — The NFL has suspended Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks for eight games for his role in an insider-trading scheme.
The suspension announced Tuesday includes time served.
Kendricks pleaded guilty in September to one count of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. He faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced in December.
Kendricks was suspended indefinitely by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Oct. 2. He is eligible to rejoin Seattle for Week 12 at the end of November. But he can’t play again until Week 14, when the Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings for a Monday night game Dec. 10.
Cleveland signed the 28-year-old Kendricks in the offseason, then released him in August after he was charged. Seattle signed him in early September and he played in three games before being suspended. He recorded 15 tackles and two sacks.