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Brady HendersonESPN

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team did all of the research it could before signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who is facing potential prison time and league discipline after he pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges.

“We had done a lot of homework on it,” Carroll said Saturday while speaking with reporters for the first time since Seattle signed Kendricks earlier in the week. “It happened four and a half years ago, so it’s a story that’s been worked on for a long time. There’s a lot of good information. We’ve come to learn who he is and what he’s all about and how remorseful he was and how he admitted to his mistake a long time ago — he paid the money back, he did all of the right things along the way. The process continues, but we just checked everything we could possibly check out, and he’s a guy that deserves a second chance.”

Kendricks is getting one while he awaits his legal fate. A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 24. As for the possibility of a NFL suspension in the meantime,

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