Seahawks’ Frank Clark targets female writer over domestic violence story

Seattle defensive end targets female sportswriter who once wrote about his alleged 2014 domestic violence incident

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark targeted a female sportswriter on Twitter who had previously written about his alleged 2014 domestic violence incident.

Natalie Weiner of the sports news website Bleacher Report posted a screenshot on Tuesday night of the tweet from Clark, which appeared to be in response to a recent feature on former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy.

While the story itself made no mention of Clark, Weiner had tweeted a 2015 piece that shed written on Clarks domestic violence arrest and subsequent guilty plea to disorderly conduct, an episode that prompted his removal from the University of Michigan football team.

People like you dont have long careers in your field. Ill have a job for you cleaning my fish tank when that lil job is ova, Clark posted in a tweet directed toward Weiner, which contained a euphemism for a sexual act, before deleting it.

Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner)

writing about domestic violence is fun and risk free pic.twitter.com/XGqCQ6RvNQ

May 10, 2017

The 23-year-old defensive end issued an apology roughly two hours later.

Apologize to anyone who felt offended by my tweet earlier. We gotta do better supporting these major issues we face in this world, he tweeted.

Frank Clark (@TheRealFrankC_)

Apologize to anyone who felt offended by my tweet earlier. We gotta do better supporting these major issues we face in this world.

May 10, 2017

Clark, who is entering his third NFL season, was chosen by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/10/seahawks-frank-clark-domestic-violence-story-writer-tweet