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Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Posted on: December 15, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 7:45 am
 
Hurd allegedly wanted to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half-ton of marijuana per week. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night on federal drug charges after he allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a North Texas supplier.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Hurd told an undercover operative that he wanted up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half-ton of marijuana per week "for distribution in the Chicago area." He added that he was willing to pay $25,000 per kilo and $450 per pound.

According to a report from 670 The Score (via CBS Chicago), "Hurd was a top drug dealer in Chicago and police have a list of NFL players who were supplied drugs by the receiver, a law enforcement source told the radio station. The list is 'in the double-digits,' according to the source."

More details via the criminal complaint (by way of the Dallas Morning News):

"…[H]is co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals as Hurd focuses on the 'higher-end' deals. Hurd subsequently inquired if the UCA (undercover operative) and the CI (confidential informant involved in the case) could provide him with Mexican cellular telephones, as Hurd believed that law enforcement did not have the capability of listening to Mexican telephones."

One of Hurd's attorney's, David Kenner, said Hurd will fight the charges.

"Sam intends to fight these charges, and we intend to defend him fully," said Kenner. "We have complete confidence in him."

Kenner, who once defended Snoop Dogg of murder charges, said this is not the first time he's had a case where his client seemed doomed from the start.

"They start off looking terrible, and then we end up with 'not guiltys,'" Kenner said.

A handcuffed Hurd didn't comment on the charges, but when asked if he was still a member of the Bears said, "As far as I know."

Roy Williams, Hurd's teammate in Chicago and before that  in Dallas, said via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Gene Chamberlain: "I'm distraught about the situation. It's a situation that I don't want anyone to be in, especially a close friend and a teammate that I've been playing with now for four or five years now, especially a guy from Texas with a wife and daughter."

More from linebacker Brian Urlacher: "Outside of here I don't know him very well, but he comes to work every day and practices hard and plays hard. ... He's always been really friendly. He says 'hi' in the hallway every time you walk by him. You know I walk by him 10 times a day in the hallway and he still says hi every time." 

Linebacker Lance Briggs called the whole episode sad: "Whether it’s a teammate, whether it’s another football player, baseball, basketball, it doesn’t really matter. You hate to see this happen to anyone. That’s just it. We all make mistakes. But like I said, it’s just sad to see."

As for whether it's a distraction to the team, "There's a sports side, there’s a business side and then there’s a personal side, and, when it comes to business as a professional, you have to take care of business," Briggs said, according to Chamberlain.  Urlacher added: "Obviously it's what we have to deal with with you [media] but football-wise it's not going to be an issue. We'll go out there and practice like we do every day and hopefully put it behind us when Sunday gets here ... 'til the game is over and we have to answer more questions about it."

The Bears released a statement Thursday afternoon: “We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it.  We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise.  We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information."

Hurd signed a three-year contract with the Bears in the offseason worth $5.15 million, including a $1.35 million signing bonus. Through 13 games,  he played primarily on special teams, catching just eight passes for 109 yards. Hurd played his college ball at Northern Illinois and was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006. During his five years in Dallas, he had 45 receptions for 630 yards and two touchdowns.

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Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:22 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

The saddest thing about this story is that Hurd will end up serving a whole lot of time in jail and when he gets out will never be able to make a decent dollar again, but the psychotic dog killing scum bag known as Michael Vick served less than 16 months and will now make over a hundred million right back doing the same  he did before.  Doesn't really make sense, does it?

It makes a ton of sense for anybody that uses common sense.  There is no comparison between a high volume drug dealer and Michael Vick, if you honestly believe hurting dogs is even 10 percent as bad as what this Hurd clown was doing then you are either heavy into drugs or you deal drugs or such a Vick hater you can't see straight.  

While probably 90 percent of us work for a living and pay taxes, these drug lords are making 10's of millions on a yearly basis, living the life of a king while using their job as a front.  They trade drugs for guns and those guns are used by other scumbags to kill people, sometimes innocent people.  They get heavily involved in money laundering and make it 10 times harder for honest people with money to function on a daily basis in the business world because banks are too paranoid to take any chances.  

Lower level dealers connected to kingpins like this Hurd scumbag invade schools all across North American helping our children get involved with and addicted to drugs.   I could go on and on......

This guy deserves everything he gets.....  



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Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:05 pm
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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

He just doin BIDNESS!!



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Well Mr. Fakeazznames, how is it that you can copy and paste my comments made 4 hours earlier and get a higher score for the comments than I did?  Is your entire reputation built upon plagiarizing other peoples opinions?  It appears that you are a Fakeazzposter on this site!  See below:

Posted on: December 15, 2011  5:44 pmScore: 116

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  This is going to get much uglier for the NFL.  I can't imagine how somebody with such a high profile could sell two tons of something, which is usually sold in very small quantities, every month without being recognized.  I understand that he isn't doing all of the selling but for it not to be common knowledge is unusual.  Just imagine the heads that are going to roll and the people involved who are trying to cover their trail.  By the way, what sort of drug testing is the NFL doing that "double digit" number of players are not popping positive?



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

If the Fed's are involved he did it and is probably going to jail for a very loooooong time.  Kiss your career and family good bye and have a nice life.

I have no sympathy for slime and scum like this.  He has ties to Chicago and is using them as a drug dealer - what a scum bag!!

I hope he gets tweny.  What a POS this person is.  I suppose he also has a posse that he hangs with - tell me again why we have such thugs and I hear people on here defending this pos?  Yeah defend the thug!



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

I guess the awesome NFL payday wasn't enough.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Looks like the Bengals are getting a new receiver!



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Oh,...and here we go with the Vick references.



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

The saddest thing about this story is that Hurd will end up serving a whole lot of time in jail and when he gets out will never be able to make a decent dollar again, but the psychotic dog killing scum bag known as Michael Vick served less than 16 months and will now make over a hundred million right back doing the same job he did before.  Doesn't really make sense, does it?



Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

This is just the tip of the iceberg. This is going to get much uglier for the NFL. I can't imagine how somebody with such a high profile could sell two tons of something, which is usually sold in very small quantities, every month without being recognized. I understand that he isn't doing all of the selling but for it not to be common knowledge is unusual. Just imagine the heads that are going to roll and the people involved who are trying to cover their trail.

Come on man, do you really believe there is some type of league wide drug ring ran by Sam Hurd?? This dude is obviously an idiot!! The Feds already have questioned him about drugs and money before and his idiotic butt continued to sell drugs. He is the poster child for stupidity!!



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