Kansas City Chiefs Frank Clark was charged with possession of an assault weapon and the star defensive end could potentially face up to three years in prison, according to TMZ Sports.
Clark was reportedly arrested by the California Highway Patrol in mid-March and he was caught with the illegal firearm just after midnight. Clark and another man allegedly drove a 1993 Toyota Supra after failing to place the license plate in front of the car. During the stop, police said they saw a gun stick out of a bag in the back seat of the vehicle, the website reported.
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Clark and the man were both arrested after police searched the car and allegedly found two loaded firearms, one of which was a rifle.
A few months later, Clark was arrested on June 20 in Los Angeles after officers discovered he had a “uzi”
Police said Clark was pulled over during a routine traffic stop, and that was when they noticed a bag in his car. TMZ Sports reported that police saw the gun inside the bag and that was when they arrested him for the crime of illegal possession of a firearm. Clark was arrested at 21.20 and booked in jail the next morning.
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TMZ Sports reported, citing sources that Clark says the weapon belongs to a member of his security team.
Clark is not charged with the June incident, but he could face up to three years in prison for the March incident if convicted. Clark is due to appear in court next week.
Clark was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Chiefs before the NFL season in 2019. In 26 starts for Kansas City, the Michigan product collected 14 sacks and was Pro Bowler both seasons with the Chiefs. He also made his presence felt during the playoffs for Kansas City as he collected eight post-season sacks over the two years.
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This is not the first time Clark has had legal issues.
In 2014, Clark was charged with domestic violence and as a result was kicked out of the Michigan football team. His indictment incited a misdemeanor by disorderly conduct.
Clark is in the middle of a $ 104 million five-year contract with Kansas City.