According to police
, Kansas City Chiefs
defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday after officers discovered a submachine gun
in his car.
Clark, 28, was arrested for a traffic violation south of downtown on Sunday around 9:20 p.m., according to LAPD public information officer Tony Im.
“Officers observed a bag with an Uzi sticking out” in plain sight in the car, according to Im.
Clark was detained on suspicion of concealing a firearm in a vehicle, according to Im.
According to the county sheriff's jail inmate website, he was booked into Los Angeles County
jail and released on $35,000 bond Monday afternoon.
“We are aware of the situation, which will be investigated in accordance with the NFL
’s personal conduct policy,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
The gun belonged to Clark's bodyguard, according to Clark's attorney, Alex Spiro.
Clark, a Los Angeles native, began his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks
before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. He was a member of the Chiefs' Super Bowl-winning team in 2019 and has 49 sacks in 91 career games.
Clark was previously arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence
following an incident at an Ohio
hotel, which resulted in his dismissal from the University
team; he later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.