Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark pleads not guilty to California weapons charges

KANSAS CITY (Mo. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark pleaded guilty Monday in Los Angeles for two counts of possession with an assault weapon. The L.A. County District Attorney's Office said.
These pleas are based on incidents that occurred in March and June this year. Clark was both arrested twice for concealing a firearm in a motor vehicle. ESPN was informed Tuesday by the district attorney's office that Clark will be appearing in court on January 17th for a preliminary hearing.

Clark could spend up to three years prison if convicted. The Kansas City Star was informed Tuesday by the district attorney's office that it was not clear what sentence Clark will receive.

Clark and another man were arrested after officers found two loaded firearms inside their vehicle during a traffic stop. The Star reported that Clark was also taken into custody.

Clark was also taken into custody in Los Angeles in June for a separate incident where officers found a submachine pistol in his vehicle. Alex Spiro Clark's attorney stated that Clark was being held under suspicion of concealing a firearm in his vehicle.

Clark was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office with one felony weapons violation in July. This stemmed from Clark's March arrest.

The NFL stated previously that it was looking into the incidents in accordance with its personal conduct policy.

Clark refused to discuss his legal situation in an interview he gave recently, which was the first he has given since July's start of training camp.

Clark stated that Clark's legal team was taking care of everything. "I have been told not to discuss it until further notice. "My legal team is handling everything and I have complete confidence in their efforts."

Clark is a Los Angeles native and has only played in one of the Chiefs' games this season. He missed the rest due to a hamstring injury. Clark was part of the Chiefs' Super Bowl winning team in 2019. He has 50 sacks across 92 career games.