KANSAS CITY, Mo. On the outskirts of Country Club Plaza on his way to the Chiefs training facility for an introductory news conference on April 26, Frank Clarks gaze became riveted to a sight many of us either are oblivious to or consciously avoid seeing.
Passing what he recalled as a bridge by Brush Creek, his scan locked in on what he instinctively recognized as homeless people. Even en route to his first public appearance since the Chiefs had acquired the defensive end in a trade from Seattle, he had an urge to get out of the car.
I know where to look; I understand where they are and what they do, he said. I have some pity.