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Frank Clark draws Dallas Cowboys draft interest after domestic violence plea deal

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Frank Clark was one of the better players on the Michigan Wolverines football team before he was dismissed from the team.

A domestic violence arrest in Toledo, Ohio put the defensive end's NFL future in serious doubt and when you combine it with the fact that Clark was suspended from the team for felony second-degree home invasion in 2012, you fail to see why any team would considering spending a draft pick on him.

Cowboys Interested

But Clark reached a plea deal in that aforementioned domestic violence case that saw him plead guilty to disorderly conduct, which looks like being good enough for the Dallas Cowboys, who brought him in to the team's facility, according to ESPN.

Last week, Clark was sentenced to three days in jail and counselling thanks to the plea bargain. More importantly, that wiped the previous domestic violence charges which resulted in his being thrown off the team at Michigan last November.

In the run up to the draft, NFL sides are allowed to bring in 30 players for visits where they can sit down and talk with them and generally find out if they would be a good fit in the system. These players are always normally ones the team will be looking at drafting. So it seems the Cowboys have a real eye on Clark, who could definitely drop to the latter rounds.

Despite quotes from Jerry Jones just seven months ago calling spousal abuse "intolerable", the Cowboys owner and general manager has gone against whatever beliefs he held when talking about that by signing Greg Hardy.

Punch and Choke Slam

According to the police report of the incident, Clark and his girlfriend, Diamond Hurt, got into an argument in a hotel room in Sandusky, Ohio.

"During the altercation, Clark allegedly punched Hurt in the face, grabbed her around the neck and then proceeded to choke slam her to the ground while landing on top of her."

Can the Cowboys’ public image withstand anymore scrutiny? Unfortunately, it seems that morals only remain up to a point, and it seems that talent is more important to teams than their actions off the field. 


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