Michigan DE Frank Clark Dismissed From Team For Domestic Violence
Michigan had a bye this weekend, but bad times in Brady Hoke's program do not take a week off. Hoke announced this morning that senior defensive end Frank Clark was booted from the team after being arrested for an altercation with his girlfriend at a hotel in Sandusky Ohio on Saturday. Clark spent the weekend in jail and is awaiting a hearing in Sandusky Municipal Court.
In his initial interview with Curran, Clark denied striking Hurt, saying "I didn't do (expletive) to her, I didn't touch that woman, she is a woman. ... I don't know what they do, what they go through, I don't know what she is going through, I know she is going through some crazy fits, and she may be pregnant."
The arrest followed a commotion in a room occupied by Clark and his girlfriend, Diamond Hurt, at the Maui Sands Hotel in Sandusky.
A hotel guest said her friend "observed the female laying on the ground, unconscious, only wearing a t-shirt."
Hoke issued a statement this morning, calling the incident "tragic" and officially announcing Clark's dismissal from the team. It will likely be one of Hoke's final official decisions -- the Wolverines are 5-5 heading into their game with Maryland on Saturday, and Hoke is generally seen as having lost control of the team.
However, other programs have kept players active until they were actually charged in similar cases. Hard to see what Hoke has to lose by dumping Clark, though.
— Andy Ouriel (@AndyOuriel) November 17, 2014
Clark played for coach Ted Ginn Sr. at Glenville High School in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) November 17, 2014
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