Chiefs Edge Rusher Suspended

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their premiere defensive players for the next two weeks. The NFL has suspended edge rusher Frank Clark for two games due to charges surrounding a pair of gun-related offenses in 2021.  

Clark was arrested on March 12th, 2021 following a routine traffic stop that found him to be in possession of two loaded firearms. He was arrested again on June 21st, 2021 for illegal possession of a firearm when yet another routine traffic stop uncovered an Uzi in his back seat. Clark pled no contest to both charges.

Clark is coming off one of his better games in recent years against the San Francisco 49ers, notching 1.5 sacks and a safety in the 44-23 win. The sacks were his most in a contest since 2019. He'll miss games against the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars assuming the suspension is final.

Clark joined the Chiefs as a massive free-agent splash in the 2019 offseason, signing with the team on a five-year, $104 million deal after four years and 35.0 sacks with the Seattle Seahawks. Clark initially entered the league as the 63rd overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. An explosive athlete out of Michigan, Clark fell in the draft in part due to a domestic violence arrest for which the Wolverines dismissed him from the team.

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