Cops seize rental property of Bears TE Desmond Clark
Police in Lakeland, Fla., have seized a rental property that belongs to veteran Chicago Bears tight end Desmond Clark.
According to Bay News 9, authorities in Polk County have taken control of a home at 901 North Tennessee Ave. that is known to have regular visits from drug dealers and prostitutes. Clark is a native of Lakeland.
“This has been a thorn in our side, I want to say, for at least, the very least, four years," officer Adrian Rodriguez told Bay News 9.
Per the report, Clark agreed with police that action needed to be taken, but nothing was done. “Several drug arrests and seizures” occurred at the address last year. Clark, who will be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins, has been a stand-up member of the Bears. It's somewhat surprising he would be linked to such a problem home. There is a landlord involved that also failed to clean up the place as requested by authorities.
The home has been boarded up and Clark could have to forfeit the home for up to an entire year. Per the report, it is the second time in six years Lakeland has temporarily seized a home.
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