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Ex-Bear Desmond Clark pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Desmond Clark leaves the Lincolnshire Police Department after posting bond on Sept. 11, 2015. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

A former Chicago Bears tight end pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct under a plea deal in Lake County court, authorities said Thursday.

Desmond Clark, 39, was sentenced to 90 days supervision as part of the negotiated plea in front of Judge Brian Hughes, Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Ori said. Clark is also required to attend a victim offender mediation program, Ori said.

A separate case against Clark’s wife, Maria Clark, 34, regarding the same incident, was dismissed by prosecutors, Ori said.

Defense attorney Jed Stone said “this brings an end to a troubling story of racial prejudice and insensitivity to racial prejudice in Vernon Hills.”

Desmond and Maria Clark were each charged with disorderly conduct after a heated confrontation they had with Vernon Hills High School officials Aug. 29. Maria Clark was also facing assault charges.

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