Sam Hurd, Bears WR, Arrested on Federal Drug Charges
Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night on federal drug charges after he allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a undercover agent.
According to the federal complaint, Hurd was picked up after meeting with the agent at a Chicago restaurant. The complaint contends Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute because the four kilograms he was currently distributing with a co-conspirator wasn’t enough.
The document also states that Hurd inquired if the UCA (undercover operative) and the CI (confidential informant involved in the case) could provide him with Mexican cellular telephones, as he “believed that law enforcement did not have the capability of listening to Mexican telephones.”
In a statement Thursday, team officials said:
“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.”
Hurd, 26, was in his first season with the Chicago Bears and had signed a three-year contract with the team worth $5.15 million.
Following news of Sam’s arrest,Roy Williams, Hurd’s teammate in Chicago and before that Dallas, said via CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Gene Chamberlain:
“I’m distraught about the situation. It’s a situation that I don’t want anyone to be in, especially a close friend and a teammate that I’ve been playing with now for four or five years now, especially a guy from Texas with a wife and daughter.”