The Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said on Monday.
The 28-year-old defensive end was pulled over for a vehicle violation south of downtown at about 9.20pm on Sunday, said Tony Im, a Los Angeles police department public information officer.
“Officers noticed a bag with an Uzi sticking out in plain sight in the car,” Im said.
Clark was arrested on suspicion of having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, Im said.
Booked into Los Angeles county jail, Clark was released on Monday afternoon on $35,000 bond, according to the county sheriff’s jail inmate website.
“We are aware of the matter which will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” said an NFL spokesman, Brian McCarthy.
Clark’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said the gun belonged to Clark’s bodyguard.
Clark, a native of Los Angeles, played his first four NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before being traded to Kansas City in 2019. He was part of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning team in the 2019 season and has 49 sacks in 91 career games.
Clark was arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence over an incident at an Ohio hotel, leading to his removal from the University of Michigan team. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.