After the Seahawks defensive end gave a lackluster apology to “anyone who felt offended” by his remarks when he told Natalie Weiner she could clean his fish tank, Clark offered a more direct apology to the Bleacher Report writer.
Judging by the second apology’s timing and the fact that it was sent from the Seahawks’ headquarters, there’s a good chance his latest remarks were in response to a request from the team. Via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks issued a statement on Clark’s actions Wednesday.
We met with Frank this morning and expressed our extreme disappointment with his judgement.
Clark lashed out at Weiner after she linked to a 2015 story that referenced the Seahawks’ history of domestic violence. Clark was accused of viciously beating his girlfriend in 2014, and has displayed a dislike for anyone bringing up those facts.
On Wednesday, Clark was called out by fans and media for his disingenuous apology and for liking tweets that said he didn’t need to apologize, which likely did not sit well with the Seahawks. ProFootballTalk’s Michael David Smith was one of the many who took issue with Clark.
By liking those tweets, Clark was showing that he still doesn’t get it: The problem, in Frank Clark’s world view, is not that he was charged with domestic violence and not that he tweeted an attack at a writer who mentioned that fact. The problem is that a writer wrote about his past in an article about domestic violence in football. In Frank Clark’s world view, he’s the victim in all this.
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