An attorney representing former Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd in his federal drug case said this week that he looks forward to defending his client aggressively against the charges brought forth against him, and that Hurd will enter a not guilty plea based “on several different theories” later this month.
Hurd will be arraigned on January 25 in Dallas, before Judge Jorge A. Solis of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
“We look forward to commencing litigation,” attorney David Kenner said, per the San Antonio Express-News. “We look forward to presenting a vigorous defense.”
Hurd was indicted with a co-defendant on January 4 on charges of conspiring to set up a drug ring, as well as cocaine possession with intent to distribute. If Hurd is convicted on the conspiracy charges, he faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. The possession charge could lead to up to 40 years prison time and a $5 million fine.
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