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December 15, 2011

Bears Receiver Charged with Cocaine Distribution: Chicago Bears backup wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night outside a Chicago restaurant after allegedly accepting a kilogram of cocaine from a confidential informant and an undercover federal agent posing as a drug supplier in an attempt to resell it. Hurd negotiated to buy five to 10 kilograms of cocaine (at $25,000 per kilo) and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week (for $450 a pound), according to federal charges filed against him. Last offseason, Hurd joined the Bears in a three-year, $5.15 million deal. Chicago sports radio host Matt Spiegel tweeted, "They have a list of NFL players who got their drugs from Sam Hurd, and it's in the double digits."

posted by rcade to football at 02:56 PM - 14 comments

I've heard players are advised to invest their money wisely when entering the league. Hurd must have only been present for a small portion of that session.

posted by dyams at 04:33 PM on December 15

"They have a list of NFL players who got their drugs from Sam Hurd, and it's in the double digits."

If this is true, it's going to be a shit storm of trouble.

posted by grum@work at 04:40 PM on December 15

Maybe Jerome Simpson is one of them.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:41 PM on December 15

I wonder which two teams are most likely to include Hurd's customers.

posted by rcade at 04:48 PM on December 15

Maybe Jerome Simpson is one of them.

Seems like he had his own source for reefer out in California, doesn't it?

posted by tahoemoj at 04:52 PM on December 15

No drug dealer is worth their weight in packing peanuts, but in some alternate universe, I can almost understand why some people resort to something like this as a last resort (I'm not justfying ... "almost understanding"). However, Hurd got a million+ signing bonus, receives almost $1 mill/year in salary and has a family. Hence this bringing out rare blind rage in me. Whether he is distributing this around all of Chicago or is more simply the hook-up for a bunch of other rich, hopefully-soon-to-be-out-of-the-NFL players, this guy has to be one of the world's top-notch morons.

posted by littleLebowski at 04:55 PM on December 15

Maybe Jerome Simpson is one of them.

Whatever happened to the charges against Simpson?

posted by tron7 at 05:02 PM on December 15

this guy has to be one of the world's top-notch morons

no kidding, seriously, how hard could it have been for him to get an out of work friend to do the dirty work?

posted by dviking at 12:48 AM on December 16

Just another case of supply and de man.

posted by beaverboard at 08:49 AM on December 16

This makes Nate Newtons 300pds of weed in a van seem like a weekend out.

posted by Debo270 at 09:16 AM on December 16

Whether he is distributing this around all of Chicago or is more simply the hook-up for a bunch of other rich, hopefully-soon-to-be-out-of-the-NFL players

If he's just the hook-up for a small number of NFL players, they'll be easy to spot: the dead ones.

posted by yerfatma at 11:25 AM on December 16

You mean the Rams?

posted by fabulon7 at 02:34 PM on December 16

He has been put on waivers. I don't like people losing their livelihood for being arrested or charged.

posted by bperk at 04:23 PM on December 16

You think that's bad - I've got to find another dealer!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:49 PM on December 16

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