There’s controversy today about a Seahawks draft pick, that being Michigan defensive end Frank Clark, who was the teams’ first draft pick, taken 63rd overall.
The big issue is detailed in a piece today in the Seattle Times – it talks about his domestic violence charges which eventually got him kicked off the team at Michigan.
Here’s a portion of the piece in today’s Times:
Two women say they found the girlfriend of Seahawks draft pick Frank Clark sprawled half-naked on her hotel-room floor and barely moving the night of his arrest on charges of domestic violence and assault.
Lis Babson, 44, and Kristie Colie, 43, who were in the room next door with their young daughters at a Sandusky, Ohio, hotel and waterpark resort last November, say they heard loud banging, yelling and screaming coming from Clark’s room. Babson says she immediately sensed something was terribly wrong, ran outside and pounded on the door until Clark opened it.
In an interview with The Seattle Times on Monday, Babson said an enraged Clark tried to quickly slam the door in her face, but she caught it before it could close.
Colie, who had followed Babson into the hallway, said the woman on the floor inside the room “was definitely beat up” and initially didn’t move.
“She looked unconscious,’’ Colie said. “She looked like she was knocked out, and then she started to move slowly.’’
While the Seahawks are not doing anything about it yet, it sounds like they are going to have to do some serious damage control over this latest decision.