If found guilty on the charges, the Kansas City defender could face up to three years in prison.
KANSAS CITY – Frank Clark, defensive end of the Kansas city chiefs, pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles to two counts of possession of an assault weapon, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.
The pleas come from incidents in March and June of this year, during which Clark He was arrested both times on suspicion of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle.
Some sources indicate that Clark must return to court on January 17 for a preliminary hearing.
If found guilty, Clark could face up to three years in prison.
The district attorney’s office told The Kansas City Star that it is not yet clear what sentence the department will seek.
Clark He was arrested in March along with another man, when officers said they found two loaded firearms in his vehicle after a traffic stop, Star reported at the time, citing California Highway Patrol records.
The defensive end was also arrested in June in Los Angeles in a separate incident in which police officers allegedly saw a submachine gun in his car.
The attorney for Clark, Alex SpiroHe said at the time of his arrest on suspicion of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle that the weapon belonged to the player’s bodyguard.
While Clark has not abounded in this regard. “My legal team is taking care of everything. I have been advised not to speak on the matter until further notice. I have full confidence in everything that [mi equipo legal] is doing”.
Clark, a native of Los Angeles, has played in only one of the four games of the Chiefs this season, after he missed the other three due to a hamstring injury. He was part of the winning team of the Super bowl of the Chiefs in the 2019 season and in total he has 50 sacks in 92 career games.