Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday indicted Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark with a criminal weapons violation resulting from his March 13 arrest by the California Highway Patrol, according to a Kansas City Star report.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told The Star on Friday that it had charged Clark, 28, with one count of possession of an assault weapon. Clark was arrested in March, along with another man, when officers said they found two loaded guns in their vehicle after a traffic stop, the newspaper reported, citing California Highway Patrol files.
Clark was also arrested last month in Los Angeles in a separate incident in which police allegedly saw a submachine gun in his car, but this is still under investigation. Clark’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said at the time of his arrest on suspicion of having a gun concealed in a vehicle that the gun belonged to Clark’s bodyguard.
According to The Star, Clark should be brought to justice on the charge stemming from the March arrest on July 14.
If convicted, Clark faces up to three years in prison.
A native of Los Angeles, Clark played his first four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before being traded to Kansas City in 2019. He was part of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning team in the 2019 season and has 49 sacks in 91 career games. plus eight sacks in two playoffs with Kansas City. He has been nominated twice to the Pro Bowl since joining the Chiefs.
Clark was previously arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence following an incident at an Ohio hotel, which led to his removal from the University of Michigan team. He eventually pleaded guilty to a less serious charge of disorderly conduct.