The Cleveland Browns are expecting a big boost from their defense as they look to reach the lofty win total of six this season. 

Part of that increase in play comes from the addition of certain playmakers, including former Super Bowl champion Mychal Kendricks. Instead of living up to those expectations, Kendricks has a much bigger problem on his plate. 

The linebacker has announced he's been charged by the federal government for insider trading. 

Here we were thinking Josh Gordon was going to be the biggest liability for Cleveland when it came to staying on the field. 

Kendrick's statement is mostly apologetic, but does not provide the scandal that he was involved in. According to another source, it sounds like the linebacker is far more guilty in this process than he has let on in his statement. 

According to U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain, Kendricks made almost $1.2 million during his dealing with Damilare Sonoiki, a former banker-turned television show writer. 

He knew what he was getting into as this information didn't come cheap. 

Kendricks was slated to start for the Cleveland Browns this season, but his status has to be up in the air at this point as McSwain claims "If you commit insider trading... we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law." There still may be hope, considering he has been charged and has already pled guilty to the crime. 

Not the start the Cleveland Browns needed before the season began. 

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