Bears’ Sam Hurd Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Locked-up before Christmas is never a good look, but on Thursday Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was locked up in federal custody after being charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network following his arrest with more than a pound of cocaine. Unfortunately Hurd will remain in custody at least until prosecutors and defense attorneys work out bond details before he is sent to Texas to face charges. Hurd was arrested Wednesday night after meeting with an undercover agent at a Chicago restaurant, according to a criminal complaint that says the player was first identified as a potential drug dealer over the summer as the NFL lockout was coming to an end. Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute in the Chicago area, the complaint said. He allegedly said he and a co-conspirator already distribute about four kilos of cocaine every week, but their supplier couldn't keep up with his demands. A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds. Hurd told the agent "his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals" while he focused on "higher-end deals," the complaint said. He agreed to pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 a pound for the marijuana, according to the charges, and then said he could pay for a kilo of cocaine after "he gets out of practice." He walked out of the restaurant with the package and was arrested. Now I'm NOT condoming this foolishness of the intent of drug dealing, but why in the hell are you {the star athlete for a high profile football team} the one making the drug deal...didn't T.I. teach you ANYTHING! I understand that Hurd has hired attorney David Kenner, the same attorney that got rapper Snoop Dogg off of murder chargers, but this case is vastly different and honestly this isn't looking good for Sam Hurd. Chicago Bears’ coach Lovie Smith said the arrest was a disappointment and a "total surprise". As of right now Hurd is still a member of the team. Come on...behind the scenes the Bears I'm sure have moved on and are probably in a meeting as we speak on how to recoup the money that was already paid out especially his signing bonus. Over the summer the Bears reached a three-year deal with Hurd reportedly worth up to $5.15 million, including a $1.35 million signing bonus and base pay this season of $685,000. With such a promising future with a great organization, why? We never know what people are going through or who they have allowed in their circle of influence, but you would hope that some have more sense that what they display. Your J.G.F., Marcelle English

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