June 20th 2021 – Frank Clark from the Kansas City Chiefs was arrested at 9:20 PM for possession of a concealed firearm. Frank was pulled over for a vehicle violation in downtown Los Angeles, when officers approached the car they noticed a bag with an Uzi sticking out of it. Frank was booked by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday June 21st 2021 at 9:28 AM. Frank Clark was released after posting his bail of $35,000. This is Frank Clark’s second arrest this offseason, both arrests were for felony gun charges. Frank has a court date scheduled for October 18th according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Department records.
Someone close to Frank Clark has said “A source close to Clark tells us … the NFL star claims the weapon belongs to a member of his security team. We’re told attorney Alex Spiro will represent him moving forward in the case.” Alex Spiro has represented a number of NFL players and even the New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft when he was arrested in a massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida.
Alex Spiro has said that the gun belongs to Clark’s bodyguard.
On March 12th 2021 Frank Clark was arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm. During a routine traffic stop officers noticed the muzzle of a gun in a bag in the backseat of his vehicle. When they inspected the bag they found one rifle and one handgun. He was released the next day after paying a $35,000 bond.
NFL Personal Conduct Policy
According to the League Policies for Players handbook from 2016 whether or not you are convicted of a crime you can still subject to discipline from the NFL. In 2007 the NFL implemented a policy holding players accountable for off-field situations. Brian McCarthy the NFL spokesman said “We are aware of the matter, which will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.” Frank Clark could be subject to fines and suspension pending the outcome of the NFL’s review.
In the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy there is also a statement saying they may also review conduct prior to the player joining the NFL. This could mean the NFL may review Frank Clark’s arrest in 2014 for suspicion of domestic violence over an incident in a Ohio hotel. Clark ended up pleading guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. The University of Michigan removed him from their football team for these charges.
The Kansas City Chiefs say they are aware of Clark’s arrest on Sunday, but have made no official comment regarding the matter.