Richard Khamir Hurd, 25, was arrested and charged with extortion this past Friday for allegedly trying to blackmail Washington Redskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III.
While details of what exactly transpired remain murky at this time, court papers obtained by the Waco Tribune-Herald indicate that Hurd apparently tried to reach RGIII via his manager, Ben Dogra.
Per the aforementioned documents, someone identified as “B.D.” was contacted by Hurd on on June 18. At that point, he “communicated that he had derogatory information on a client of B.D., and that he intended to release that information to the media to damage or injure the reputation of B.D.’s client unless the client paid Hurd a substantial sum of money.”
Although Griffin was never explicitly mentioned at in any of the paperwork, Waco Tribune-Herald sources indicate that he was in fact Hurd’s target.
Hurd, a member of the Baylor University basketball team from 2004-2008, was ultimately arrested when he met with a man who had been sent by “B.D.” to ensure that Hurd “signed a non-disclosure agreement, turned over his derogatory information and was give a check representing the lump-sum payment.”
An undercover FBI agent was on scene at the time of the meeting.
Hurd was arrested shortly thereafter.
A federal judge set his bail at $25,000.
(Kudos Waco Tribune-Herald)