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Hurd Attorney Says Plea Bargain Not Done Deal

Attorneys says it's 50-50 whether his client agrees to plea deal

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    The attorney for former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd said reports his client has reached a plea bargain on federal drug charges is premature.

    Court documents released Tuesday indicate that Hurd is set to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. The prison sentence outlined in the documents was not to exceed 10 years.

    Hurd's attorney, Jay Ethington, confirmed that he has been working on a plea agreement with federal prosecutors for months but said nothing in imminent. Ethington said it's 50-50 whether Hurd would actually agree to plea deal or go to trial and take his chances with a jury.

    Hurd was arrested in December at a Chicago steakhouse after he allegedly agreed to purchase a kilo of cocaine and marijuana from an undercover officer.

    He faces two federal drug trafficking charges.

    Hurd was re-arrested last month in San Antonio after reportedly failing two drug tests and attempting to purchase a large quantity of marijuana.

    One of Hurd's co-defendants has already plead guilty and faces between five and 40 years in prison.

    Hurd's most recent professional football team was the Chicago Bears, which released him shortly after his arrest.

    Hurd currently is being held at the federal prison in Seagoville.