Bears’ Desmond Clark has property seized by police

A property in Lakeland, Florida, owned by Bears tight end Desmond Clark has been seized by police because drug dealers and prostitutes were regular guests, according to a local television station.

Bay News 9 quotes a local police officer as saying that the rental property owned by Clark and his brother has been a constant source of trouble in the community.

This has been a thorn in our side, I want to say, for at least, the very least, four years,” said Officer Adrian Rodriguez.

Neither Clark nor his brother responded to requests for comment from Bay News 9, but Rodriguez said he had talked to Clark about it and that Clark acknowledged his property was a problem.

“He agreed with me. ‘It’s a problem. Absolutely. We must act,'” Rodriguez said of a phone conversation he had with Clark.

The property is currently boarded up as part of the city’s nuisance abatement program, but Clark did not forfeit the property and will be able to rent it out again at a later date.

22 responses to “Bears’ Desmond Clark has property seized by police

  1. ..and it wasn’t until after that headline and two paragraphs describing “hookers” and “drug dealers” that we find out that Clark was nowhere around and that he only owned the place.

    Got me again…

  2. Okay…he had bad tenants and acknowledged to the police that it was a problem and is is working with law enforcement to remedy this…and this is a story because…?

    By the way the story title reads: “Bears’ Desmond Clark has property seized by police” makes it seem as if Clark had illegal and/or stolen property or owed the IRS millions in back taxes and the police took it away.

  3. That’s a really rural, depressed area. Surprised Clark wants to hang onto that property. Bad as the market’s been, the house will probably attract the same kind of tenants and be more trouble than it’s worth to keep it.

  4. bad investment, sell it for what you can get. no need to have homes in FL you cant look after. i know i he has the money to pay someone to do it for him but have someone do it for him in CHicago. oh wait that city sucks right now too….

  5. This sounds like the 90’s Dallas Cowboys reuinited at this place. Drugs and Hookers was Micheal Irvin anywhere around?

  6. Dez Clark is a class act. He’s well liked in his neighborhood and has been nothing but professional since he’s been with the Bears. This is a non-story. It’s a landlord/tenant issue, not a character flaw. Moving on..

  7. this isn’t a story. how many landlords out there live in one state and have properties in others? many. odds are d clark had nothing to do with who was put into the house because a rental agency probably did the whole process for him. he didn’t have a property ‘seized,’ not like they are going to take his house away from him for getting some crappy renters. i know a few landlords who found themselves in very similar situations, has nothing to do with their character.

  8. pac man jones moved into a condo/villiage area where everyone is like 70/80 yrs old when he came to cincy he was my buddy’s parents neighbor true story and i know a couple hookers

  9. I almost thought this was a football story.
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    Right on…I can hardly wait to see the stories that hit this column after the CBA expires and there is no football. Talk about slow news days…

  10. medtxpack says: Feb 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    bad investment, sell it for what you can get. no need to have homes in FL you cant look after. i know i he has the money to pay someone to do it for him but have someone do it for him in CHicago. oh wait that city sucks right now too….

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    No doubt you live in Camelot!

  11. HAHAHAHA stupid Bears! Too bad you can’t have a CLASS team like the Packers!

    I mean, just LOOK at Johnny Jolly and you’ll see that….

    er….

    uh….

    okay nevermind…

  12. “…. seized by police because drug dealers and prostitutes were regular guests…”

    ummm…. wouldn’t this apply to every NFL stadium? the New Meadowlands should be seized immediatley!

  13. This story is not what the headline makes it out to be. Great job PFT! Another story that has nothing to do with PRO FOOTBALL and it isn’t worth TALKing about. On to the CBA articles.

  14. Being a landlord sucks. No amount of rental income is worth it in my book. Landlords have almost zero rights considering they OWN the property. How much you want to bet that since Clark seems aware this has been an issue he wanted to evict the people living there and was too restricted by law and instead has to watch his property get destroyed by people who know how to play the scumbag tenant game?

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