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Sam Hurd | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Northern Illinois
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Former Bears and Cowboys WR Sam Hurd was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.
Despite earning a $5.15 million contract in July of 2011, Hurd was the Avon Barksdale of the Chicago drug game. He was arrested in December of 2011 at a Chicago steakhouse when he tried to buy a kilogram of cocaine. According to federal documents, Hurd also told an undercover agent he wanted 5-to-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute in the Chicago area. He claimed he was already distributing about four kilos per week. There is no parole in the federal system, but inmates like Hurd can apply for early release after serving 85 percent of their sentence. Thu, Nov 14, 2013 09:10:00 AM

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Ex-Bears WR Sam Hurd is nearing a plea deal in his federal drug trial.

"A plea of guilty is in the works," Hurd's attorney said. Hurd's trial is currently set to begin Monday in Dallas. Were Hurd to actually go to trial and get convicted, he'd be facing 10 years to life in prison, as well as a $10 million fine. Hurd turns 28 in two weeks.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 07:17:00 PM

Ex-Bears WR Sam Hurd's federal drug-trafficking case has been delayed until August.

Hurd's trial had been set to begin April 2. Faced with conspiracy and drug possession charges, Hurd has insisted he's not guilty, and plans to advance "several different theories" to prove his innocence. It's a fact, not a theory, that Hurd's NFL career is over.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 02:38:00 PM

Ex-Bears WR Sam Hurd has changed attorneys in his federal drug-trafficking case.

Apparently Hurd's original lawyers were no longer so sure about the "several different theories" he planned to use to prove his innocence. Hurd will now be represented by two former U.S. attorneys. Facing conspiracy and drug possession charges, he still plans to plead not guilty.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 11:34:00 AM

Ex-Bears WR Sam Hurd plans to fight federal drug conspiracy and possession charges at his Jan. 25th arraignment.

Hurd will enter pleas of not guilty based "on several different theories," said his attorney. "We look forward to presenting a vigorous defense." The conspiracy charge carries a penalty of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. If convicted on the possession charge, Hurd could be looking at five to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 09:54:00 AM

Ex-Bears WR Sam Hurd was indicted Wednesday on federal drug possession and conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged "drug-dealing network."

Hurd is free on $100,000 bond, but he won't be for long. He faces up to ten years to life in prison if convicted of the conspiracy charge, and up to 40 years of possession. Hurd was arrested on December 14 in Chicago after allegedly attempting to buy a kilo of cocaine from an undercover cop. After walking out of a Chicago steakhouse with the kilo, Hurd was arrested. There's no chance we'll see the 26-year-old special teamer back in the NFL.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 08:49:00 PM

Through his attorney, former Bears WR Sam Hurd has denied selling drugs to other NFL players.

"It is patently and totally false," were the words of Hurd's attorney Brent Greenfield Friday. "It just didn’t happen." Through a spokesman, the NFL has said it is "not aware" of Hurd being accused of supplying drugs to other players. On Thursday, Chicago's 670 The Score reported Hurd was selling drugs to fellow players numbering in the "double digits."
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 10:40:00 AM

Bears waived WR Sam Hurd.

Hurd's football career is likely over after he was busted for running Chicago's largest drug ring. The story isn't over, though, after a Chicago Sun Times report claimed that "dozens" of NFL players had ties to Hurd's dealings. Hurd may end up exposing those players in exchange for less prison time.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 03:19:00 PM

According to a report from 670 The Score in Chicago, Bears WR Sam Hurd supplied drugs to NFL players numbering in the "double digits."

Football was apparently a side job for Hurd, who was one of the top drug dealers in Chicago. His operation makes Nate Newton's 213 pounds of marijuana look small-time. Doing roughly $2 million worth of business every month, Hurd was looking to buy "5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area." Hurd faces up to 40 years in prison, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. His football career is over.
Source: CBS Chicago
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 04:46:00 PM

Bears WR Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night in Chicago on federal drug charges.

According to authorities, Hurd attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. Court documents say he tried to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of mixture or substance containing cocaine. Hurd spent the first four years of his career with the Cowboys and is from San Antonio. In 12 games this season, he has eight catches for 109 yards.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 11:17:00 AM

Sam Hurd had four receptions for 50 yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Lions.

We're currently reviewing the snap count, but Hurd appeared to leapfrog both Roy Williams and Johnny Knox. Whatever the case may be, it's a wise bet to avoid all Bears pass-catchers until a clear leader emerges.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 12:51:00 AM

Bears WR Sam Hurd (ankle) resumed practicing in full Thursday.

Hurd had been sidelined for over two weeks. He's expected to be a core special teamer this season, but will not see many offensive snaps as the sixth receiver.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 06:00:00 PM

Bears WR Sam Hurd has been ruled out of Saturday's game with a sprained right ankle.

He's expected to be out "no longer than two weeks." Hurd was already spending the majority of his time on special teams. He won't see much time on offense this season.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 06:58:00 PM

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears WR Sam Hurd "looks like he's going to make a serious run at a receiver spot."

Hurd was expected to at least challenge for a receiver spot, but the general consensus has been that he'll be used more on special teams than in the passing game. How he looks in Chicago's preseason games should go a long way toward determining how many snaps he sees on offense this season.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 08:59:00 PM

Bears agreed to terms with WR Sam Hurd, formerly of the Cowboys, on a three-year, $5.15 million contract.

Hurd follows Roy Williams to Chicago and offensive coordinator Mike Martz. His main role will be as a core special teamer, but he'll also get a chance to battle for snaps as the No. 4 receiver.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 10:27:00 AM

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