RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks rookie defensive end Frank Clark said Friday he wouldn’t go into specifics of the criminal case where he was accused of hitting his girlfriend, saying simply that he had put himself “in a bad position.”
“At the end of the day, you don’t want to be labeled, as some call it, a woman beater … but at the same time it doesn’t bother me because I know what I did and didn’t do,” the second-round draft pick said after the Seahawks first day of rookie minicamp.
“I don’t want to get into specifics of the case, but at the end of the day, the coaches and staff here had faith in drafting me … basically I put myself in a bad position,” Clark said.
“At the end of the day, I know what happened. Only two people really know what happened. I’ve been honest and upfront this whole time, as much as I can. That’s all I can do.”
Clark was removed from the football program at the University of Michigan just days after he was arrested for domestic violence and assault following a November, 15, 2014, incident inside a hotel room at the Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio.
Multiple witnesses described a violent altercation between Clark and his girlfriend, including two women who were staying in the room next door.
Clark later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct after he agreed to counseling. He was given a $250 fine and will not have a domestic violence conviction on his record.
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