Los Angeles, CA – National Football League (NFL) star Frank Clark has been charged with felony possession of an assault weapon, but it wasn’t for the Uzi that he was carrying in his bag on June 20.
The Kansas City Chiefs defensive end was charged with one felony count of possession of an assault weapon in connection with a March 13 incident when he was pulled over the by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Sports Illustrated reported.
Police said Clark and his friend Charles Smith were stopped by CHP officers while driving in a 1993 Toyota Supra with no front license plate, TMZ Sports reported.
Officers said they saw the muzzle of a gun sticking out of a bag in the backseat of the car.
Police search the vehicle and recovered two loaded weapons, a rifle and a handgun, TMZ reported.
Clark could face up to three years in prison on that charge, ESPN reported.
Then on June 20, Clark was allegedly stopped in Los Angeles in a separate incident and officers found an Uzi sticking out of his bag.
Alex Spiro, Clark’s lawyer, said that the Uzi belonged to his client’s bodyguard, according to ESPN.
The recent gun charges were not the first time that Clark has run afoul of the law, the Detroit Free Press reported.
He was also arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence when police were called to a hotel room where he was staying with his girlfriend.
The couple had an argument in the hotel room and Clark punched his girlfriend in the face, according to the police report.
Clark later pleaded to disorderly conduct and was removed from the University of Michigan football team, according to ESPN.
The Super Bowl champion has made $50 million in his six seasons playing in the NFL and is set to make $19 million in the upcoming 2021 season.
Clark played his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and has spent the past two years with Kansas City, ESPN reported.
He played on the Kansas City Chief’s 2019 Super Bowl champion team.
Clark was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020, ESPN reported.