Frank Clark made the wrong kind of headlines again on Thursday. The Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman punched a helmet-less teammate during practice and bloodied him, which led to Clark being booted off the field.
Clark and offensive lineman Germain Ifedi were in the middle of a pass rushing drill, when Clark hauled off and decked him, starting a brawl. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll ran in and broke up the melee, but the damage was done.
Here’s some video of what happened:
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Let’s all remember that multiple witnesses told police that Clark brutally assaulted his girlfriend in 2014. In the end, she refused to cooperate with the investigation because it might end up damaging his career.
Despite that black mark on his resume, in May Clark decided to go after a female writer who wrote about domestic violence and had written about Clark’s past. He sent the following tweet to her:
Clark then offered quite possibly the weakest apology ever:
He also set about liking a bunch of tweets telling him he had no need to apologize for what he said.
Aside from being wildly disrespectful, it shows that he has absolutely no care for anyone who would criticize his past actions. I wrote then — and still believe now — that the Seahawks should cut Clark because the fact that he’s a talented pass rusher should not make up for what are some seriously troubling character defects.
This fight was just the latest in a long line of issues for Clark. I don’t care that he had 10 sacks last season. The Seahawks can and should demand better from players they put on their roster. Clark has been an embarrassment to the franchise, and was again on Thursday.