Clark was pulled over in Los Angeles on a routine traffic stop back in mid-June when police allegedly found him in possession of an illegal firearm. He was also arrested in Los Angeles just four months prior under similar circumstances.
Clark was charged with one count of felony possession of an assault weapon by Los Angeles County on Friday as first reported by TMZ Sports. According to the KC Star’s Herbie Teope, LA County’s district attorney confirmed that this charge stems from Clark’s first arrest back in March.
That potentially means charges for Clark’s June arrest are still to come. It certainly won’t do him any favors when he steps in front of a judge. Clark’s arraignment is set for Wednesday, July 14 in Compton, California. If convicted, Clark can face up to a maximum of three years in prison.
Clark, 28, enters the third year of a 5-year contract with the Chiefs, a contract worth over $100 million. He’ll undoubtedly face punishment under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after the legal process has played out. With a felony charge now official, it remains to be seen whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will intervene and place Clark on the Commissioners-Exempt list ahead of the start of the 2021 NFL season. It’s within his power to do so if he feels it’s necessary.