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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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Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Sam's so dumb he takes a ruler to bed to see how long he sleeps...




Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:16 pm
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Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Your an idiot. They will both serve time. Yes the guy obviously malested those boys, and yes from the numerous articles I have read, Hurd was selling drugs.   They are both bigger idiots than you, but your blatant racism and stereotyping only add to the reason your upset.  You want it to stop, yet you author posts like this.  Just think about it.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

What kind of dirt weed is that, for that price he can keep it!!!  And really for the coin he's making, he really needs to sell coke and weed?
Bong Squad,

I'm going to go out on a limb and say -- If you are asking to purchase FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS of weed a month -- They are going to cut you a sweet little deal and you are going to be paying pennies on the dollars for the weed.  LOL.


Seriously -- think about what he was attempting to buy -- he wanted to make a deal where he would be supplied with 48,000 lbs of weed a year.  LMAO!!!!!!!!  Buh Bye Sam Hurd.  Go directly to jail, do not pass go.  LOL. 



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

XSGame - You are an IDIOT! Who were the "several wintesses in the sANDUSKY CASE THAT SAW HIM HAVING SEX WITH THESE BOYS? I know that McQueery claims to have seen it. Who else saw it??? I dont think that Sandusky is innocent at all. My point is that Sandusky is involved in he said she said accusations and when it is all sorted I am sure he will be convicted and do his time.
 On the other hand....Hurd is on was under surveillance. Which means he was recorded having these conversations and attempting to make purchases. See that is what we call PROOF. You are comparing apples to oranges.
 Are there really people in America that don't realize that actuall proof is needed in order to convict someone. I HATE THE RACE CARD.  



Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

What kind of dirt weed is that, for that price he can keep it!!!  And really for the coin he's making, he really needs to sell coke and weed?



Since: Dec 15, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Hmmm?! $450/LB?! I'll take 2, Sam. Money mouth



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Sam, you're about to do 8 years in Federal Lockup, ya Hurd?



Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:03 pm
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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

A BLACK GUY WHO ALLEDGEDLY TRIED to buy drugs? ... Oh this is a SLAM DUNK CONVICTION ... Unlike the WHITE PEDOPHILE who WAS SEEN ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS FOCKING numeous LITTLE BOYS in the azz over 3 decades. ... That requires a jury trial, where we weigh the evidence, and consider his standing in the community, and then assess whether we can stand to take a pillar of the community out of the society that he has so benefitted simply by his presence as a white man; and then other good ol' boys who also molest children can ultimately decide that JUST BECAUSE HE LIKES TO FOCK CHILDREN, that doesn't negate his whiteness. ... PROBATION GRANTED. ... SIEG HIEL!
xsgame,

the problem between the two is -- HURD MADE THE DRUG DEAL WITH A FBI AGENT AND THEN WALKED OUT OF THE RESTAURANT WITH THE KILO OF COKE.  LOL.  "Allegedly" is out the window when you make a deal like that face to face with an undercover agent.  What is Hurd going to say???  I was only joking.

to compare the two -- sandusky would have had to be banging an undercover FBI agent in the ass to be the same kind of situation.  as it stands now -- he is going to be going to jail for a LOOOOONG time and hopefully they throw away the key.

Personally, regarding Sandusky -- i hope they put him in general population and he gets beaten to death for the atrocious acts he has been accused of, once they convict him.  It still wouldn't compare the pain he has put so many young children thru, but it would rid the world of one more sick bastard.


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