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BEARS SAM HURD CHARGED BY THE FEDS WITH DRUG-DEALING
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:09 PM EST

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was locked away in Fed custody Thursday as his stunned squad learned he had been charged with trying to line up a drug-dealing network following his arrest with more than a pound of cocaine. Basketball odds

U.S. Magistrate Young Kim ordered Hurd held until at least Fri. while prosecutors and defense attorneys work out bond details in advance of he is sent to Texas to face charges. The handcuffed Hurd fell comment to a reporter previous to the hearing.

Questioned if he was still a member of the Bears, he announced : “As far as I know.” He shook his head when asked if he had talked to any person on the team. Basketball spreads

Hurd was arrested Wednesday night after meeting with a undercover agent at a Chicago restaurant, according to a criminal complaint that asserts the player was first identified as a potential drug dealer over the summer as the NFL lockout was coming to an end.

Hurd said to the agent that he had an interest in purchasing 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute in the Chicago area, the complaint expounded. He allegedly asserted he and a co-conspirator already disburse about four kilos of coke every week, but their supplier could not stay abreast of his demands. A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.

Hurd told the agent “his co-conspirator is in command of doing the great majority of the deals” while he targeted on “higher-end deals,” the complaint announced.

He agreed to pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 a pound for the blow, according to the charges, and then said he could pay for a kilo of coke after “he gets out of practice.” He walked out of the trattoria with the package and was arrested.

The criminal complaint was filed in Texas, where the U.S. Solicitor said Hurd faces up to Forty years in jail and a $2 million fine if convicted of conspiracy to own with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, or half a kilogram.

Hurd’s agent, Ian Greengross, did not return messages. The National Football League asserted it was looking into the situation while the NFL Players Association made no comment.

Coach Lovie Smith related the arrest was a displeasure and a “total surprise,” adding that Hurd was still an affiliate of the Bears for the moment.

“Sam wasn’t in meetings this morning and that’s how from there naturally we started searching trying to learn why a player wouldn’t be here,” Smith said. “There was no tipoff, didn’t know it was coming.”

Smith said there was no reason to believe Hurd had problems when the Bears signed him in advance of the season.

“No issues, no reason. I’m in shock over it. I never saw it coming,” Smith said. “But just like I believe that I know the majority of you, you do not truly know what people do once you’re not with them. But I’m of the opinion that anybody we bring thru here, we have had an extensive search to find out everything, if there are some things out there, and that wasn’t the case. There had been nothing we knew about Sam.”

The NFL said in an announcement that it’s monitoring the inquiry.

Hurd, a 26-year-old local of San Antonio who played college ball at Northwards Illinois, played for 5 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and is in his first season with the Bears. He has contributed generally on special teams, playing in 77 games overall with six starts and 2 career touchdowns. He has played in 12 games this year, catching eight passes for 109 yards.

The complaint says an informant tipped off authorities in Texas in July, leading to an enquiry in which an unidentified acquaintance of Hurd’s “negotiated” for approximately 5 kilograms of coke on the player’s behalf. The friend wished to buy the drugs quickly to take it to a “northern destination that very same day,” the complaint declared.

The Bears agreed to a three-year cope with Hurd reportedly worth up to $5.15 million, including a $1.35 million signing bonus and base pay this season of $685,000.

The deal was declared on July Twenty-nine — the day after Fed authorities say that he had agreed to a “consensual interview” with Homeland Security investigators over $88,000 in readies that had been snatched in an automobile he owned in the Dallas area. The money was within a canvas bag that authorities related was covered in a plant-like material that tested positive for “properties of marijuana.”

The friend told authorities that Hurd “routinely leaves large quantities” of cash in his autos, while Hurd related the money was indeed his and he had given the car to his acquaintance, an automobile shop employee, for maintenance and detail work.

Hurd showed authorities a bank account statement he said showed he had withdrawn $88,000 from his account, but authorities said it did “not reflect the transactions and amounts” he announced.

Teammates asserted they couldn’t believe what they were hearing.

“It’s a situation that you do not, I do not, need anyone to be in, especially a good friend, a teammate that I have been playing with now for four or 5 years,” announced wide receiver Roy Williams, who played with Hurd in Dallas before being brought back together on the Bears this year. “Especially a guy from Texas with an other half and a daughter. … I know it’s got to be difficult for him as he has his family.”

Linebacker Brian Urlacher said it’s sad for Hurd, who he called a good teammate and good guy. But he claimed it won’t affect the team’s play.

“Football-wise it’s not going to be an issue,” Urlacher asserted. “We’ll go out there and practice like we do every day and with some luck put it behind us when Sunday gets here.”

Linebacker Lance Briggs claimed the Bears were going to target practice and Sunday’s home game against Seattle.

“You hate to see this occur to anyone. That is just it. We all make mistakes,” Briggs recounted. “You don’t go thru a football season without diversions. Diversions are expected. This is a game where we’re professionals and you have got to approach it that way.


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