U-M DE Frank Clark dismissed from team after details of assault emerge

After being jailed this past weekend following an alleged domestic violence attack, defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the University of Michigan football team.

In a released statement, head coach Brady Hoke stated, “Frank Clark has been dismissed for violating team rules from the Michigan football program. This is a tragic situation. Our student-athletes will be held accountable when their actions fail to meet the standard we have at Michigan. There is a legal process that will occur and we respect that process.”

Grisly details of the alleged attack emerged Sunday afternoon. According the story Perkins Township police officer Martin Curran pieced together and shared with the Detroit Free Press, the alleged victim, Diamond Hurt, stated she and Clark began to argue in their hotel room late Saturday evening. Hurt threw a TV remote control at Clark, at which point he restrained her to the hotel bed. In an attempt to escape Clark’s grasp, Hurt said she bit Clark’s nose, at which point he shoved her head downward then punched her in the face, knocking her backward and breaking a lamp. She responded by throwing an alarm clock in his direction as he prepared to leave the room.

Officer Curran stated the noise coming from the disturbance alerted other hotel guests and ultimately led to the summoning of the police. “They thought something was going on and they opened up their door and little kids come running out of the hotel room that Frank was in and screaming Frank is … the witness came out basically saying, ‘Frank is killing our sister.”

Hurt declined to press charges but according to Ohio law, even if a potential domestic violence victim does not wish to press charges, if there are visible signs of physical violence, the authorities are guided to pursue charges of domestic violence against the alleged offender.

The full police report can be seen below:

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