The Los Angeles Attorney’s Office indicted on Friday Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark with a gun violation from his arrest on March 13 by the California Highway Patrol, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told The Star on Friday that it had charged Clark, 28, with a felony of possession of an assault weapon. Clark was arrested along with another man in March when officials said they found two loaded firearms in their vehicle after a traffic stop, the newspaper reported, citing California Highway Patrol records.
Clark was also arrested in Los Angeles last month in a separate incident in which police officers allegedly saw a submachine gun in his car, but this is still being investigated. Clark’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said at the time of his arrest on suspicion of having a hidden gun in a vehicle that the gun belonged to Clark’s bodyguard.
According to The Star, Clark will face charges of arrest in March on July 14th.
If convicted, Clark faces up to three years in prison.
The Los Angeles native 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 and eight sacks in two post seasons with Kansas City. He has been called to the Pro Bowl twice since joining the Chiefs.
Clark had previously been arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence in an Ohio hotel incident that resulted in his removal from the University of Michigan team. Finally, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of misconduct.