La Canfora: Clark Hunt Deserves Blame For Tyreek Hill

From Kareem Hunt to Tyreek Hill to Frank Clark, the Chiefs owner has a lot to explain. Only he can't.

Reiter Than You
April 30, 2019 - 9:33 pm
Kansas City Chiefs Owner Frank Clark

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As if the Tyreek Hill saga weren’t bad enough, two words make this situation infinitely more complex:

Frank Clark.

“You just gave Frank Clark over $60 million in guarantees, and the Tyreek Hill situation is still literally ongoing,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on Reiter Than You. “You couldn’t even wait to find out exactly what happened with Tyreek Hill before you bring in (Clark)?”

Clark, 25, is one of the best defensive ends in football. He finished sixth in the league 14.0 sacks last season.

But he has a checkered past.

“For those who don’t know, Frank Clark assaulted his girlfriend in college at the University of Michigan,” La Canfora said. “This isn’t allegations. This happened. Nobody is disputing that. He was arrested. Police paint a very ugly portrait of what they say happened in that dorm – to the point where a very under-fire Brady Hoke very quickly kicked this guy out.”

That is, in a word, telling.

“Anybody who’s been around college football knows how things are often swept under the rug,” La Canfora said. “They have a way of looking out for No. 1, and if these guys are ballers, we keep them on the field. Tyreek Hill, there wasn’t a whole lot of hemming and hawing after, in college, he punched his pregnant girlfriend, choked her and punched her in the stomach. He was gone, immediately, right? Frank Clark was gone within a week. That was it. 

“And Frank Clark has said and done things since then that don’t exactly paint the portrait of a super contrite person who really grasps all the complexities of violence against women,” La Canfora continued. “So what do you say tomorrow? ‘Oh, Frank is the last one who got in. He’s grandfathered in, but from now on, nobody with this background will get in our building again.’ I don’t know what I would tell (people).”

La Canfora added that Chiefs owner Clark Hunt deserves blame for these distractions.

“You cannot blame Clark Hunt for the acts of these individuals,” La Canfora said. “But the fact that it keeps happening on his watch and the fact that they seem to be more than willing to let people with – not allegations of violence, but who have proven to be violent individuals capable of despicable acts – in their building time and time again, I am blaming Clark Hunt for that.”

Click below to listen to La Canfora’s interview in its entirety.