Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kendricks no longer a Brown

Well, that didn’t take long.

The Browns late Wednesday released Mychal Kendricks mere hours after it was announced the linebacker had been charged by the government with insider trading.

General Manager John Dorsey said the club signed Kendricks as a free agent even though they knew he was being investigated for what he called “a financial situation he had been involved with in 2014.

“We were told Mychal had fully cooperated,” Dorsey said in a prepared statement. “From what was communicated at that time and based on numerous questions we asked . . . there was no information discovered that conveyed otherwise.”

Dorsey said the Browns “were provided an update on the matter and the circumstances have changed. We are now dealing with a different set of facts and the additional information we’ve gathered has led us to the decision to release Mychal from our team.”

Dorsey declined to delve into what he meant by a different set of facts. “Due to the ongoing legal nature of this situation, we will have no further comments,” he said. And that’s when he dropped the hammer on Kendricks' too-brief career with the Browns.


  1. Wonder why Kendricks did this when he was either a millionaire or on his way to being one? You can't make this stuff up.

    1. Two reasons: Naiveté (not knowing about the illegality of such a scheme) and the lure of extra money. He probably had no idea at the time that his pro career would last as long as it did.