On Sunday night, Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested for possession of an Uzi firearm in California. He was booked on a felony charge of illegal possession of a firearm. The arrest came during a traffic stop when the officer saw the submachine gun hanging out of a duffle bag.
Due to California law, Clark was charged with possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. He was released Monday afternoon after posting a $35,000 bond. According to TMZ, Clark claims that the weapon belongs to a member of his security team. Attorney Alex Spiro will represent the former Michigan Wolverine going forward.
Additionally, this is Clark’s second arrest in the past three months, both due to gun charges. In March, Clark was pulled over for a traffic violation and officers found a muzzle of a firearm in the backseat of a vehicle. After finding the muzzle, a loaded rifle and handgun were also recovered by police. The California native was released the next day following the arrest, posting a similar $35,000 bond.
Clark is entering his third season with the Chiefs after signing a five-year, $104 million deal back in 2019 after Kansas City traded a first and second-round pick to Seattle. His deal included over $63 million in guarantees. His cap hit for the upcoming season stands over $25 million, but it would increase to over $38 million if he were to be cut.
The Chiefs have moved on from players like Kareem Hunt and Marcus Peters for behavioral issues. However, in both cases, each player was playing on their rookie contracts. The Chiefs may be able to void any remaining guarantees and could release Clark, but nothing is certain.
The Chiefs know about the arrest and don’t have a comment at this time, according to Rob Collins of Fox 4 News. Clark’s future in KC is up in the air, but time will tell to see what the result is.