It’s not rare for an athlete to get caught with drugs. It’s not rare for them to get caught doing drugs. But, having a dimebag of weed in your pocket at a club is not the same as what Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd is charged with doing.
Nope, Hurd has been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges. He was caught telling an undercover operative that he wanted 10 kg of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana per week “for distribution in the Chicago area.”
SIDE NOTE: A half ton of marijuana per week? That has to be a typo. HAS to be. Do you have any idea how much pot that is?
Anyway, this is a pretty big deal. He was trying to get the drugs from someone in North Texas and since he resides in Illinois, now you’ve got yourself federal charges. Big ones.
More info from the report:
…his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals as HURD focuses on the “higher-end” deals. HURD subsequently inquired if the UCA (undercover operative) and the CI (confidential informant involved in the case) could provide him with Mexican cellular telephones, as HURD believed that law enforcement did not have the capability of “listening” to Mexican telephones.
Hurd also told the undercover guys that he’d pay $25,000 per kilo of cocaine and $450 per pound of weed. This was not a guy who was planning on selling small bags to his friends.
The Chicago Bears have released a statement on the issue:
“We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it. We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information.”