The NFL Chicago Bears have cut WR Sam Hurd as he prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years. Teammates and coaches said they were stunned by the allegations.
Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night outside Morton’s Chicago steakhouse with a half kilo cocaine package, after he allegedly told an undercover agent he was interested in buying ten kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute around Chicago.
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The agreed on price of $25,000 per kilo of cocaine and $450 per pound of marijuana would have Hurd running a $700,000 week drug network.
Sam Hurd appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit with his feet shackled. After waiving his right to a preliminary hearing, prosecutors will take their case before a grand jury. Hurd was released after posting $100,000 bond.
Brett Greenfield, Hurd’s defense attorney, said his client 100% denies the allegation that he ever sold drugs to NFL players however.