After being arrested on June 20 in Los Angeles for allegedly having an uzi in his car, Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was charged Friday with felony possession of an assault weapon, according to TMZ Sports. He would face up to three years in prison if convicted.
The weapon was reportedly found in an open duffel bag when cops pulled the 28-year-old Clark’s Lamborghini SUV over for a routine traffic stop. Clark claimed the gun was not his, and belonged to a member of his security team. He has a hearing set for next week, according to TMZ.
Clark, who won Super Bowl LIV in 2020 with the Chiefs, was acquired in 2019 from the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, a 2020 second-round pick, and a swap of third-round picks in 2019. The Chiefs then gave Clark a five-year, $104 million contract.
The two-time Pro Bowler has become one of the more important pieces to the Chiefs defense during their back-to-back Super Bowl runs. He was second on the team last year in sacks with six and led the team in tackles for losses with eight. Clark has 14 total sacks since joining the Chiefs.
Because Clark has been charged with a felony, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could place him on the commissioner’s exempt list, which is paid leave. The Chiefs would have to pay Clark his $18.5 million base salary, for as long as he’s on the list.
Clark had 35 sacks over his first four seasons with the Seahawks. He has eight sacks in six playoff games for Kansas City.