Bears WR Sam Hurd arrested on drug charges

Posted Dec 15, 2011
Aaron Wilson

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd has been arrested on federal drug charges stemming from his alleged activities in Texas. Hurd is a former Dallas Cowboys player who allegedly conspired with possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana.

The criminal complaint alleges that Hurd offered to purchase $25,000 per kilo of cocaine and $450 a pound for marijuana.

Hurd has appeared primarily on special teams this year for Chicago. He has caught eight passes for 109 yards.

"We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it," the Bears said in a statement. "We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information.”

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