KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs defensive finish Frank Clark pleaded not responsible Monday in Los Angeles to 2 counts of possession of an assault weapon, the L.A. County district legal professional’s workplace mentioned.
The pleas stem from incidents in March and June of this 12 months, throughout which Clark was arrested each occasions on suspicion of getting a hid firearm in a car. The district legal professional’s workplace advised ESPN on Tuesday that Clark is due again in courtroom on Jan. 17 for a preliminary listening to.
If convicted, Clark might resist three years in jail. The district legal professional’s workplace, nevertheless, indicated to The Kansas City Star on Tuesday that it’s nonetheless unclear what sentence the division will finally search.
Clark was arrested in March, together with one other man, when officers mentioned they discovered two loaded firearms of their car after a site visitors cease, the Star reported on the time, citing California Freeway Patrol information.
Clark was also arrested in June in Los Angeles in a separate incident by which law enforcement officials noticed a submachine gun in his automobile. Clark’s legal professional, Alex Spiro, mentioned on the time of his arrest on suspicion of getting a hid firearm in a car, that the gun belonged to Clark’s bodyguard.
In July, the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s workplace charged Clark with one felony weapons violation stemming from his arrest in March.
The NFL beforehand mentioned it was reviewing the incidents beneath its private conduct coverage.
Clark would not go into element about his authorized state of affairs in a current interview, the one one he is executed for the reason that begin of coaching camp in July.
“My authorized crew is caring for all the pieces,” Clark mentioned. “I have been suggested to not communicate on it till additional discover. My authorized crew is caring for all the pieces and I’ve full confidence in all the pieces they’re doing.”
Clark, who’s a local of Los Angeles, has performed in simply one of many Chiefs’ 4 video games this season, lacking the opposite three due to a hamstring harm. He was a part of the Chiefs’ Tremendous Bowl-winning crew within the 2019 season and total has 50 sacks in 92 profession video games.