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Seahawks' Frank Clark Sends Classless Tweet To Bleacher Report Writer After Her Piece On Domestic Violence

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark is in hot water after sending a very poor tweet to Bleacher Report's Natalie Weiner, after a piece she wrote about Greg Hardy and domestic violence in football.

Weiner's long feature, which received praise after being published on May 2, never mentions Clark, but instead focuses on Hardy's comeback attempt, and how teams treat players with domestic violence records.

Without specifically responding to the piece, Clark tweeted at Weiner, telling her that her career would soon be over. He has since deleted the tweet.

While Clark was not mentioned in Weiner's recent feature, two years ago she wrote a post for SB Nation's Field Gulls blog, expressing disappointment in her favorite team for drafted Clark, who was kicked off of Michigan football in 2014 following a domestic violence arrest.

But yesterday, the Seahawks -- no, wait -- coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, who had specifically said in 2012 that the team "would never, ever take a player that struck a female, or had a domestic dispute like that," drafted Frank Clark with their first pick, a former Michigan defensive end who was arrested last November after his girlfriend Diamond Hurt's brothers, ages 3 and 5, told neighboring hotel guests "Frank is killing our sister."

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Ultimately, this pick feels like a betrayal of trust -- particularly for female fans. We trusted the organization not to perpetuate the violence that has become so endemic to the league.

It goes without saying, but this is an absolutely terrible look for Clark, whose responses to questions about his own issues left plenty to be desired during the draft process.