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Super Bowl Champ Gets Probation, Community Service For 2 Gun Crimes Just Before Season Starts

Los Angeles, CA – Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor gun charges on Thursday and was sentenced to a year of probation and 40 hours of community service in connection with one of his arrests last year.

On June 20, 2021, Clark was stopped for a traffic violation in Los Angeles and officers found an Uzi sticking out of his bag, ESPN reported.

Alex Spiro, Clark’s lawyer, said that the Uzi belonged to his client’s bodyguard.

It was the three-time National Football League (NFL) pro bowler’s second arrest on gun charges in three months, WDAF reported.

Clark pleaded no content to the two misdemeanor gun possession charges on Sept. 8, just ahead of the kickoff of the new NFL season, WDAF reported.

The judge sentenced the Super Bowl champion to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service.

He also asked Clark to host four free football camps for youth in his community, WDAF reported.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said the NFL player has already completed the four gratis football camps.

Clark is scheduled to return to court on March 29, 2023, so the judge can confirm he has also completed his community service, WDAF reported.

Separately, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive end was already facing charges of felony possession of an assault weapon in connection with a March 13, 2021 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 still face up to three years in prison on that charge, ESPN reported.

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 $70 million in his seven seasons playing in the NFL.

Clark played his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and has spent the past three 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, 2020, and 2021, ESPN reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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