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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Frank Clark receives probation

By Michael Rothstein
WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan sophomore defensive end Frank Clark was sentenced to a year of probation on Tuesday as a resolution to his guilty plea on second-degree home-invasion charges this summer.

Clark, who has 18 tackles, five tackles for loss and three pass breakups, stole a MacBook Air laptop from a Stockwell Hall dormitory room on June 14 -- his 19th birthday. He pleaded guilty under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, a first-offender program, in September.

Besides the probation, which includes not consuming alcohol or drugs, Clark is required to pay $1,741 in court fines and costs -- $100 within 10 days and the balance of it within 60 days. He also is to not have contact with another Michigan student involved in the case.

Provided Clark successfully completes his probation, the charges will be wiped from his record. If he fails to comply with the probation, he will be sentenced for the crime, a felony, under normal court-sentencing guidelines.

Clark's attorney, Douglas Lewis, declined comment after the sentencing. During the sentencing, Clark told the Honorable Donald Shelton, "I have nothing to say, your honor."

Michigan coach Brady Hoke suspended Clark for the season opener against Alabama on Sept. 1. He has played in every game since.