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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 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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Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:47 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

And I could fully see Vick's name being on this list. He is a thug also.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:46 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Anyone who deals drugs should be lined up and shot. It would cut down on the prison population, remove useless creeps from society, and get rid of a bunch of no good, thug like lawyers who revel in getting these pieces of garbage out of the trouble they get into.


Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:45 am
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Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:42 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

I agree to a point. But just because inmates accept drug dealing doesnt make it a lesser crime. We have become numb to it. I mean, if I see a guy molesting a kid, I know its wrong, and Ill probably go to prison because Ill beat the guy to a pulp. But if I see a drug deal, I just turn and walk way, because we are numb to it. But it doesnt make it right, but I see what your saying.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:38 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Greed. Plain and simple. Greed.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:37 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

He is indeed a dumb stupid idiot. How can anyone in their right mind, be making that kind of squid, and throw it all way to score some chronic and blow? It seems most of these inner city kitty's turned millionaire pro atheletes, forget about the balance of scales. One one side, you put something, and something else happens on the other side. They need to think ahead just a little bit, that what you do on one side of the scales of life, will affect the scales on the other side of the pendulum, and is what you are doing, worth the measure you will get on the other side? They unfortunately are blinded by the almighty dollar, and dont figure in the risks of what they are doing. As it is written, man cannot serve both God and money. Unfortunately, for Sam Hurd and many others, money has become their god, and they search and seek it daily, and if they find it, they need more and more, because what they have will never fill them, because money is only temporary. Last I checked, 1 out of 1 of us die. Yeah thats right, 1 out of 1. Were all going to die, and not a one of us can take any of the money they have accumulated with them. Its all in vain, and leaves you empty Man cannot serve both God and money. Im just sayin.............thats the way it is.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:30 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

I am a Bears fan, have been since I was a little kid. But this here has nothing to do with the Chicago Bears, and has everything to do with Sam Hurd being a thug. He had these problems before, and the Bears shouldnt have signed him, but someone must have told them that he was a changing his ways. Didnt happen though.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:28 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

He already had a priveleged life style. My gosh man, he had over a million dollar bonus. He had 5 million coming. And he played previously in Dallas and you know he was making at least 6 figures a year there. Ill never see 6 figures a year, and Im comfortable and dont need to be no useless drug dealer to make money. It was greed man, plain and simple. The dude is an inner city gangland thug that despite his athletic ability and million dollar contract, he never grew out of it. You can take the kid out of the inner city, but for far too many of them, you cant take the inner city out of the kid.

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:25 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

I know for sure no Raiders are on the Hurd list, as they promised AL, they would quit all that stuff and be good citizens. Don't be surprised, of the big names, because HURD will sing soon, there's no layalty now in any sports, only money rules, ask ALBERT haha.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:24 am

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Facts are, which surprised me also, was that in the countries that did legalize cocaine and all drugs, heroin and all the ones that kill and destroy you, that drug use declined, deaths declined, crimes declined, and government revenue went up, along with saving all the money they used to spend fighting it. Face it, I dont like drugs either, but our government spending billions of dollars on their war on drugs has not worked one ioto. Not a bit. We are spending record levels in fighting it, and it just keeps rising, and deaths keep rising, and the ones getting rich are the judges and lawyers and politicians who make it illegal. Its a cash cow for them. It will never be legalized here, because too many politicians, judges and lawyers are making far too much money with it being illegal. Those my friend, are the sad facts.

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