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Michigan's Frank Clark reaches plea agreement in Ohio case

Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has cleared up the legal issues that caused him to be dismissed from the team in mid-November.

The Toledo (Ohio) Blade reported Clark reached a plea agreement after originally facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence; the charge was dropped to disorderly conduct, and he owed fines and court costs totaling $350. The Blade reports that Clark also was sentenced to three days in jail, with credit for time served, and that he "must adhere to one year of good behavior."

Clark (6-foot-3, 271 pounds) participated in the NFL Scouting Combine, and NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein reported last month that despite his issues, Clark "could come off the board inside the top 100 picks." NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport noted, even with charges pending, Clark had eight team visits and many private workouts prior to the resolution of the case, and many teams have second- or third-round grades on him.

That his legal issue has been dealt with could ease the minds of some NFL decision-makers.

Clark played a multitude of positions at perennial prep power Cleveland Glenville and was recruited by most schools at either wide receiver or linebacker. He was 6-2 and 210 pounds when he signed in February 2011 with the Wolverines, who wanted him at linebacker.

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