Current Kansas City Chiefs and former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark is having yet another turbulent offseason. Per Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office charged Clark with a felony weapons count on Friday stemming from his arrest in March.
Important note re: #Chiefs DE Frank Clark, per the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) July 9, 2021
Clark was charged today with one felony count of possession of an assault weapon stemming from his arrest in March by the California Highway Patrol, not the June incident.
Also per Pete Sweeney, Clark’s arraignment is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. Obviously it will be some time before the case comes to trial, however, if convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.
Clark's arraignment is set for Wednesday, July 14.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) July 9, 2021
This charge is unrelated to Frank Clark’s most recent arrest, which occurred on June 20th. According to TMZ, officers noticed an Uzi sticking out of a bag in the back seat of the car during a traffic stop. Clark claims that the firearm belonged to a member of his security team. He has yet to be formally charged for the June 20th arrest.
As a player, Clark has been productive during his time with both the Seahawks and Chiefs, including recording five sacks during three playoff games in 2019 leading up to the Kansas City victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. He recorded thirty-five sacks during four seasons with the Seahawks, including a career high thirteen in 2018. Following that season, the Seahawks opted to utilize the Franchise Tag prior to trading Clark to the Chiefs for multiple picks, including a 2019 first rounder which ended up being used to select L.J. Collier out of TCU. While Clark’s talent is obvious, his performance on the field does not negate his behavior off of it.
The Chiefs have yet to release an official statement on the matter.