Sam Hurd Arrested For Buying a Truckload of Drugs
The Chicago Bears receiver was allegedly setting up a drug-selling network
By: Athlon Sports | 12/15/11, 11:16 AM EST
Sam Hurd, the Chicago Bears receiver known for...well, he wasn't really known for anything football related, was arrested for trying to buy 5-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana each week. Now he's known as the unknown football player who tried to buy a crapload of drugs.
Hurd, who was apparently trying to set up a huge drug dealing network in Chicago (shouldn't you wait til your football career is over to try this?) was caught trying to buy the drugs off an undercover agent on Wednesday night.
Rumors are flying around Chicago that he was a drug kingpin and provided his teammates with drugs. Those rumors won't go away until the investigation is complete, but it looks like Hurd is not going to be a Chicago Bear for much longer.
The Bears are reportedly trying to waive him and are going to attempt to get a portion of his contract money back. Whether Hurd has already spent that on cocaine and smoke remains to be seen, but we're guessing the Bears won't be getting much in return after he spends whatever he has on attorney fees.
Why a professional athlete would think this is a good idea makes no sense whatsoever. The Bengals Jerome Simpson was caught with almost 9 pounds of pot in his house.
If convicted, Hurd wuld face up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. Hurd had signed a three year $5.1 million contract this summer with the Bears. It completely blows the mind that he would throw it all away trying to become the King of Chicago's drug scene.
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