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The Daily Shoutout: How did Hurd keep his secret?

Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:52 am
Edited on: December 20, 2011 10:18 am
 

OPENING HIT: Sam Hurd is accused of basically being a drug dealing overlord. The amounts of drugs he's accused of attempting to purchase are almost incomprehensible. Federal officials say those crimes extend to his tenure with two different NFL teams. So there's an obvious question.

What did these teams know and when did they know it?

Both the Cowboys and Bears say they didn't know anything about Hurd's alleged crimes. I believe that.

But I will say this. You have to remember something about the NFL and its teams: they know everything about their players. And I mean, everything. The NFL has the best security arm in all of sports consisting of former law enforcement officials. Most teams have similar security personnel. In the past, it wasn't unusual for some teams to spy on their more troubled players. There are legendary stories about the New York Giants monitoring the activities of the decadence of Lawrence Taylor.

So if the Cowboys and Bears really had no idea about Hurd, and these allegations are true, we are seeing something highly unique in NFL history. A league and teams that normally know everything about a player were duped. Again, this almost never happens in professional football.

This is the NFL's Iraq. Instead of missing weapons of mass destruction two teams and a great league may have missed one of its players accused of a pretty grand series of crimes. It's amazing, when you think about it.

No, the NFL isn't going to know everything about its players.

But many times, they do. Except now.

Category: NFL
Tags: Bears, Cowboys, NFL
 
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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:19 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: How did Hurd keep his secret?

" You have to remember something about the NFL and its teams: they know everything about their players. And I mean, everything. The NFL has the best security arm in all of sports consisting of former law enforcement officials. Most teams have similar security personnel. In the past, it wasn't unusual for some teams to spy on their more troubled players. There are legendary stories about the New York monitoring the activities of the decadence of Lawrence Taylor.

So if the Cowboys and Bears really had no idea about Hurd, and these allegations are true, we are seeing something highly unique in NFL history. A league and teams that normally know everything about a player were duped. Again, this almost never happens in professional football. "  --

Writer's block been getting you down, my friend? I ask, not only because I care, but because what you said collapses like a house of cards at the mere mention of Michael Vick. Surely you've not forgotten that long-running reality show, "Psychopaths in da Kennel", where oppressed "youths" were last seen getting their rocks off doing their best Ed Gein impressions?

See, here's the thing about that: Vick and the Falcons owner had a famously close relationship, pater familias and all that. So,when the balloon went up, Daddy Rich very publicly told Favorite Son that he had his back, so long as Mike came clean with him up front, so that Art didn't get left hanging too far out on a limb. And, as we all SHOULD remember, especially those of us who follow and report on sports teams for a living, Mike LIED to Mr. Blank, whereupon he was persona non grata in the Falcons household.

Which begs this question: Why in H*ll did Art Blank so obviously NOT know the truth about what had been going on with his star QB all those years? Hear that sound? It's the rush of air from YOUR balloon.



Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:11 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: How did Hurd keep his secret?

@footballforevah

We all know Mike Freeman doesn't how to use correct grammar, he can't even 'right' a story.

However, you did use "you did, didn't you"
If you took out the contraction, you would get "you did, did not you", which makes no sense.
It should be "you did, did you not?"



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:50 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: How did Hurd keep his secret?

I think if an NFL team knows everything about their players, it would not be possible to not know everything about their players.  As much as I try not to criticize, you make it hard not to.  (Your article contradicts)  To add, this would not be the first time the Cowboys did not "know" about alleged crimes.  How about this, until proven guilty players are innocent...



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:19 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: How did Hurd keep his secret?

Mr Freeman, I get your indignation, but could you at least use spellcheck? "law enforment"?!

And the Giants weren't "monitoring the activities of the decadence of Lawrence Taylor." They were monitoring Lawrence Taylor's decadent activities. It's not the same thing. You're paid to be a professional writer - so please write like one.

Signed, your English teacher. You did have one, didn't you??


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