Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has been suspended two games for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The violation stems from Clark’s arrest on weapons charges in June 2021, when police officers reportedly found an Uzi firearm sticking out of a duffel back in the back seat of his Lamborghini after they had pulled him over for a vehicle code violation. It was later reported Clark had also been arrested earlier that year after officers found a loaded rifle and handgun in the car.
Prosecutors hit Clark with a felony possession of an assault weapon charge, which carries a maximum sentence of three years, but Clark ended up pleading to two counts of misdemeanor possession of an assault weapon.
Clark, no stranger to ugly legal troubles, was sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service.
With Clark rectifying his legal situation last month, that allowed the NFL to review the case in totality and have now deemed he violated the conduct policy, thus triggering the suspension. The Chiefs are on the bye for Week 8, so Clark will miss their Week 9 matchup against the Titans and their Week 10 game against the Jaguars. His first game back with the team will be on Nov. 20 when Kansas City travels to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers in Week 11.
Clark was arrested twice during the 2021 offseason, once in March and in June. In March, he was arrested during a routine traffic stop after police saw two loaded firearms inside the vehicle. He posted a $35,000 bond in that incident. In June, he was arrested for possession of a concealed firearm after law enforcement noticed an Uzi in a duffle bag. Clark claimed it belonged to a member of his security team, but was booked and eventually released on a $35,000 bond.
Clark has started in all seven games for the Chiefs this season and has 15 tackles to go along with three sacks.