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Hurd's Cousin to Plead Guilty on Drug Charge



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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 18: Sam Hurd #81 of the Chicago Bears catches a pass over Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on September 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Bears 30-13. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    A cousin of Sam Hurd has agreed to plead guilty in a federal drug conspiracy case involving the former NFL receiver.

    Jesse Tyrone Chavful signed a plea agreement Monday on one count of conspiracy to possess 5 or more kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute.

    According to the agreement, Hurd asked Chavful last year to find him 10 kilograms of cocaine. Chavful allegedly tried to arrange a deal with people who turned out to be federal informants.

    Hurd is accused of establishing a drug ring while playing for the Chicago Bears. He was arrested in December after an alleged meeting to set up a drug buy.

    Chavful's attorney, Laura Harper, says Chavful takes "complete responsibility" for his involvement in the case.

    Hurd's attorney has dismissed Chavful's testimony as false.