Ex-Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd, now a member of the Chicago Bears, was arrested on federal drug charges in Chicago last night, the Dallas Morning News reports today.
According to the criminal complaint against Hurd, which is now available on the Dallas Morning News’ website, Hurd tried to obtain drugs for distribution in Chicago from a supplier in North Texas, where the case will be adjudicated.
From that document, we learn that Hurd allegedly told an undercover officer that he wanted up to ten kilograms of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana “for distribution in the Chicago area.” Hurd also allegedly told the undercover officer that he would pay $25,000 per kilogram of cocaine and $450 per pound of marijuana, and that “his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals as Hurd focuses on the ‘higher-end’ deals.”
Hurd spent five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, originally coming to the team as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois. He signed with the Bears last offseason.
You can see the criminal complaint being brought against Hurd here.
We’ll bring you more as we have it.
According to a source in contact with Chicago’s 670 The Score, via Deadspin, police have a list “in the double digits” of NFL players who allegedly bought drugs from Hurd. The source went on to say that the Bears’ receiver was considered a “top drug dealer in Chicago” before his arrest on Wednesday night. His initial court appearance was scheduled for later Thursday.
UPDATE, Pt. 2:
Hurd has been ordered to return to Texas to face drug charges. In the hearing Thursday in Chicago federal court, Judge Young Kim ordered Hurd held pending bond. Meanwhile, the hearing was continued until Friday as lawyers discuss the possibility of bond.
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