One of the most productive members of the struggling Michigan Wolverines, DE Frank Clark has been dismissed from the team.
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The Michigan Wolverines have dismissed Sr. DE Frank Clark from the team after he was arrested in Ohio this past weekend for domestic violence.
According to the police report, Clark’s girlfriend said he punched her in the face after an altercation in the Maui Sands hotel in Sandusky, Ohio. The woman’s brother, who was also in the room, said he saw Clark pick her up by the neck and slam her to the ground.
Clark was outside the room when police arrived, and told officers that he didn’t touch the woman, saying she was having “crazy fits” and may be pregnant. The woman declined to go to the hospital for her injuries and said she did not want to press charges.
Clark remained in the Erie County jail Monday morning and was scheduled to appear before a judge.
“This is a tragic situation,” Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said in a written statement. “Our student-athletes will be held accountable when their actions fail to meet the standard we have at Michigan. There is a legal process that will occur and we respect that process.”
Hoke will address the media at a previously scheduled news conference on Monday afternoon.
This is Clark’s second arrest during his career with the Wolverines. He pleaded guilty to a second-degree home invasion felony charge after stealing a laptop from a Michigan dormitory in September 2012. Clark paid a fine, was sentenced to 12 months probation and was suspended from the team’s season-opening loss to Alabama.