“Yesterday at about 9:20 p.m., Mr. Clark was pulled over in the area of Grand and Adams for a vehicle code violation,” the spokesperson said Monday. “At this time, officers observed a bag with an Uzi sticking out.”
Clark, 28, and three passengers were taken out of the vehicle, the LAPD spokesman said. Clark was arrested for allegedly possessing a concealed firearm in a vehicle, the spokesperson said.
Clark was booked into Los Angeles County jail on Monday morning and was released at 2:30 p.m. on $35,000 bond, according to booking details from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
In a brief email on Tuesday to CNN, Clark’s attorney Alex Spiro wrote: “The firearm belonged to the bodyguard.”
Clark, a Los Angeles native, was drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft.
A two-time Pro Bowl player, Clark is entering his seventh season in the NFL and has spent three years with the Chiefs. Clark was on the Chief’s Super Bowl-winning team in 2020. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Clark spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Chiefs are on a monthlong break following their mandatory minicamp, which concluded June 17, according to the team’s schedule.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said the organization was “aware of the matter which will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.”
The Chiefs declined to make a statement but said “the club is aware.”