Domestic violence charge against ex-Michigan DE Frank Clark reduced

Friday April 10th, 2015

Assault and domestic violence charges against former Michigan defensive end and NFL draft prospect Frank Clark have been reduced to disorderly conduct, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

In November, Clark allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend, punched her in the face, slammed her to the ground and pinned her down on a bed in a hotel room. Clark denied hitting his girlfriend, but he was bleeding and intoxicated, according to the police report. Then-Michigan head coach Brady Hoke dismissed Clark from the team.

Clark discussed the allegations during the scouting combine in February, saying he took responsibility for his actions. He also said he has received counseling and was surprised to receive an invitation to the combine.

He was previously suspended for one game during the 2012 season after pleading guilty to second-degree home invasion for stealing a laptop from a dorm.

At the combine, he measured 6'3" and 271 pounds. He recorded a 4.79 40-yard dash, 38.5-inch vertical leap and 4.05-second 20-yard shuttle. Schefter reports that Clark has visited with eight teams leading up to the draft.

Clark had 42 tackles, 13.5 of which were for a loss, and 4.5 sacks last season for Michigan.

- Paul Palladino

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