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The Daily Shoutout: Hurd won't lose award

Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:11 am
Just this week former Chicago receiver Sam Hurd was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Not a good day for Hurd.

If you remember, Hurd was a one time winner of the Ed Block Courage award. The award is one of the more prestigous in sports. It's a great thing given to players for their charitable deeds. They are voted on by their teammates as role models for, as the award describes, their "inspiration, sportsmanship and courage." Hurd won the award when he was in Dallas.

Would the organization ever consider rescinding Hurd's award? I asked just that and was told by a spokesman the foundation would not take back Hurd's award. They've never done it before, the spokesman said, with other controversial winners and they're not going to start with Hurd.

This is an interesting decision. Does having a man who might be a big-time drug dealer as your award winner tarnish the award?

Probably not since the award stands for something so good and the vast majority of winners remain excellent standard bearers.

So Hurd won't lose the award.

And now he goes on to worry about more interesting things. Like staying out of prison.
Category: NFL
Tags: Bears, Cowboys, NFL

Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 11:50 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Hurd won't lose award

the NFL alows convicted felons to remain in the league, why would associated foundations care about character or morality if the commishioner's office doesn't?

Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:48 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Hurd won't lose award

this is a good statement and funny how people fail to realize that alot of money comes from drugs without question when they arent in the light of goin to prison but once there caught its a problem lets make up our minds <br />

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:41 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Hurd won't lose award

Why would he? Ray Lewis was just named to the Pro Bowl team during a year when he missed tons of tackles, was out with a sore piggy, and we all know about Atlanta. The NFL acts like they care. They don't.

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 10:34 am

The Daily Shoutout: Hurd won't lose award

Sam Hurd should not have an award for charity taken away because he is now in trouble for slinging rocks.  How do you think he got the money to donate to charity??  Double edged sword, happy to take his donations, don't care where it comes from!!!!

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