Ex-Bear Sam Hurd freed on $100,000 bond as drug case heads to Texas
Sam Hurd, seen here making a play earlier this season, was arrested in Rosemont, Illinois, on drug charges this week.
December 16th, 2011
08:03 PM ET

Ex-Bear Sam Hurd freed on $100,000 bond as drug case heads to Texas

[Updated at 8:03 p.m. ET] Sam Hurd was released on a $100,000 cash bond late Friday afternoon.

His case will now be handled by the federal court for the Northern District of Texas. Hurd waived his probable cause hearing so his case will move to a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict him, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Sean Jensen, an NFL Columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, told CNN that the Chicago Bears organization was blindsided by the arrest of one of the most "cordial, friendly and accountable" players in the clubhouse.

"Everybody throughout this building is shocked by this revelation the other day. The team didn't know anything of it until Thursday morning when Sam Hurd wasn't in the usual receiver meeting. That's when they started asking around and figuring out what happened," Jensen said.

[Posted at 3:49 p.m. ET] A judge granted Sam Hurd a $100,000 bail in a federal drug case that alleges the ex-Chicago Bears receiver conspired to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth or mairjuana and cocaine for distribution in the Chicago area, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Judge Young B. Kim set the bail amount Friday afternoon hearing in federal court, where Hurd appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit with his feet chained together, the paper reported.

Hurd looked to the gallery, where his father and wife, Stacee, sat, as he entered the courtroom, the paper said. He spoke only to say “Yes, sir” to Kim’s questions.

[Posted at 3:23 p.m. ET] Bears GM Jerry Angelo announces the team has cut player Sam Hurd.

In defending their signing of Hurd, "We did everything we know to do in terms of our research, and there was nothing we heard that would present a real concern in the Sam Hurd case. ... We are very shocked about what we heard."

[Posted at 2:42 p.m. ET] Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is set to appear in court to request bail Friday afternoon, two days after a federal agent said he picked up a kilo of cocaine at a steakhouse, according to CNN affiliates.

Hurd’s arrest stunned players and reporters who know him, and it seems they’re not so much in disbelief over the arrest of a professional athlete on drug charges as they are over how the criminal complaint makes this seemingly swell fellow out to be the “Freeway” Ricky Ross of the Chi-town.

According to the complaint, Hurd, 26, whose base salary was $685,000 this year, met with a confidential informant and federal agent at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday.

There, the complaint says, he told the pair that he and another person were running 4 kilograms of cocaine into the Chicago area each week, but his supplier couldn’t keep up. He then allegedly worked out a deal to receive 5 to 10 kilograms of coke (at $25,000 apiece) and half a ton of marijuana (at $450 a pound) per week.

For the math-challenged, that’s a minimum of $575,000 worth of drugs. Every week.

After the negotiations, the undercover Homeland Security agent gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine, according to the complaint, and Hurd told the agent “that he gets out of practice at approximately 5:30 p.m., after which he would make arrangements to pay for the kilogram of cocaine.”

The married father of one and ex-Dallas Cowboy then got into his car with the drugs and was promptly arrested, the complaint alleges.

His attorney, David Kenner, told several news outlets that his client was innocent, explaining to ABC News, “Sam intends to fight these charges, and we intend to defend him fully. We have complete confidence in him.”

A law enforcement source told a Chicago radio station, 670 The Score, that Hurd was a top drug dealer in the Windy City and that police had a list of other NFL players to whom he sold drugs. The station offered few details, other than to quote the source as saying that the number of players involved was “in the double digits.”

ABC News reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, which would neither confirm nor deny the radio report. A representative said only that the criminal complaint leveled no such allegation.

'Well-liked in the locker room'

It seems anyone who has ever interviewed or played with Hurd is stunned. Bears head coach Lovie Smith, who has been coaching the 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver since July, when he signed with Chicago, called the arrest a “total surprise.”

Linebacker Lance Briggs told Chicago's Herald-News that Hurd was a “nice guy” and was “well-liked in the locker room.” Fellow all-pro linebacker Brian Urlacher added that Hurd was a friendly fellow who always said "hi" in the hallway.

“He’s a good teammate. That’s what I know of him. He comes to work every day and works hard. Outside of here, I don’t know him very well, but he comes to work every day and practices hard and plays hard. That’s all I know of him,” Urlacher told The Herald-News.

Joe Novak, the former coach for Northern Illinois University, where Hurd played from 2002 to 2005, told the newspaper he was “shocked, disappointed that things even come to this point.”

He added, “He was a great player. He really loved to practice and play the game. That was never a problem. He was a little immature at times, but that usually involved academics, where he needed a push and a prod.”

Hurd's former Cowboys teammates were reticent with The Dallas Morning News, but privately they told a reporter that Hurd, who married his college sweetheart (they had a daughter last year), is one of the last people they would expect to be linked to this sort of activity.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Potash said Hurd had recently gone above and beyond in an interview, explaining to Potash some of his teammates’ frustration with the offense. The interview extended past the mandatory player availability time, but Hurd didn’t seem to mind.

“But that's the kind of guy Sam Hurd is ... or was,” Potash wrote. “I've never met an athlete who was more happy to be alive.”

Sometimes Potash would tell Hurd that there was no way he could be as happy as he always looked, “and he would smile and say something about getting only one shot at life and making the most of it,” the reporter wrote.

Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN had a similar impression of Hurd, a man Taylor said had Scripture tattooed on his ribcage and often visited Taylor’s South Dallas church.

Late last season, Taylor heard him singing a gospel song in the Cowboys locker room. His crooning was off-key, “as usual,” and Taylor teased him.

Hurd responded, “God don’t care about your voice as long as you’re praising him,” Taylor wrote.

Taylor said Hurd was “one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet,” a guy he never heard curse, who had an incredible work ethic, who enjoyed video games and constantly picked teammate Terrell Owens’ brain for tips on how to get better.

“Of all the players I've met in 17 seasons of covering the Cowboys, Hurd never, ever would've popped up on my radar as an alleged drug dealer,” Taylor wrote. “Read the government’s affidavit, and the person described sounds nothing like the Hurd I've known since he arrived at the Cowboys' training camp in July 2006 as an undrafted free agent. That guy was a shy, likable, confident player who dedicated himself to making the team.”

Complaint paints different picture

Indeed, the criminal complaint makes Hurd sound more like a wannabe drug kingpin than a God-loving workhorse and all-around good guy.

According to the account from Homeland Security Special Agent George Ramirez, the case began in late July, during Hurd’s last days as a Dallas Cowboy.

A confidential informant told an agent in Dallas that an alleged associate of Hurd's, identified only as T.L., was trying to procure several kilograms of cocaine. The informant coordinated a meet in Dallas, and when T.L. neared the location, the Dallas County constable pulled him over for a routine traffic stop.

T.L. consented to a search of the car, the complaint says, and the officer found a white bag covered in marijuana containing $88,000. T.L., according to the complaint, said the money was Hurd’s.

He further explained that he had known Hurd for a long time and that he worked on his cars out of a repair shop in nearby Coppell. It wasn’t uncommon, he said, for Hurd to leave “large amounts of currency in his vehicles,” the complaint alleges.

Hurd later used T.L.’s phone to call Homeland Security agents and said the 88 grand was his, according to the agent’s statement.

On July 28, Hurd met Homeland Security agents and allegedly told them he had withdrawn and wired the money from a personal account three days prior, before putting the bag of money into the car and giving the keys to T.L. for maintenance work and detailing.

“Hurd subsequently provided (Homeland Security) agents with a bank statement that reflected withdrawals. However, a review of this statement revealed they did not reflect the transactions and amounts claimed by Hurd,” the complaint states.

In mid-August, the complaint continues, T.L. set up a deal with the informant for 5 kilograms of cocaine and arranged to meet after hours at a Firestone shop where he worked. The following day, police in Denton, Texas, informed Homeland Security that Hurd and T.L. had exchanged text messages with four people in California who had been arrested with drugs, money and guns.

“The text message content appeared to be consistent with narcotics trafficking and possible money laundering,” the complaint says.

On September 9, T.L. and the informant discussed a deal for 5 kilograms of cocaine, and T.L. allegedly said Hurd’s cousins would complete the transaction, according to the complaint. It’s unclear from the affidavit what came of the deal.

T.L. and the informant spoke again via telephone December 5, and T.L. said Hurd wanted to meet with the informant to discuss future business. The next day, the informant and T.L. met at a repair shop in Coppell, where T.L. called Hurd and gave the phone to the informant.

Hurd allegedly told the informant he would send his associates to Dallas. According to the complaint, Hurd first said he wanted 3 kilograms before changing it to 5.

After the call, T.L. explained how the deal would be conducted and said Hurd’s previous connection had supplied the wide receiver with $100,000 to $200,000 worth of narcotics a week, the complaint says.

The informant called Hurd two days later to say the cocaine wasn’t available, and Hurd said he wanted to discuss other business with the informant, according to the complaint. Hurd allegedly met with the informant and undercover agent at the steakhouse the following week, where, ABC News reports, they ate $300 worth of filet mignon.

Hurd told the informant and agent that his co-conspirator did the majority of the deals and that he “focuses on the ‘higher-end’ deals” before asking about Mexican mobile phones, which he believed police could not tap, according to the complaint.

The cocaine exchange and arrest followed.

What's next for Bears receiver

Hurd appeared in court Thursday, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Young Kim ordered that he remain in custody while his attorney works out with prosecutors the details of his release on bond, the Chicago Tribune reported.

If he is guilty of the single charge of possession of more than 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute, he could go to prison for 40 years and pay a $2 million fine, News Talk 790 AM in Lubbock, Texas, reports.

But this isn’t his only legal woe. The Tribune reports that authorities plan to transfer Hurd to Dallas to face a count of conspiring to distribute more than half a kilogram of cocaine.

It’s unclear if the charges would affect his playing time. He told reporters Thursday he was still a Bear, “as far as I know.”

The Bears are fighting for a wildcard spot in a tight NFC Playoff race, and though Hurd has only eight catches for 109 yards this season, he contributes in other ways. He has long been a special teams force, leading the Cowboys in special teams tackles in 2009 and 2010.

Bears special teams coach Dave Toub told the Tribune, “He's the captain of our punt team. It's going to take a little bit to replace him. We're all shocked, just leave it at that.”

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  1. matt

    yeah it is crazy, being a Dallas Cowboys fan and watching him begin as an UDFA and play for my team for 5 years, there is no way this guy should be locked up 5-40 years... i dont care how much cocaine he was trying to buy, america should not be in the business of locking up good people

    December 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Bright. We ignor the crime and just decide if the person is "nice" or not. Wow!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • edvhou812

      I'm a Cowboys fan too, but a person that purchases millions of dollars of drugs every month is not a good person. And we are not talking just about marajuana here–Hurd was dealing cocaine too. You can't tell me that someone that buys and sells coke is a good person. Put him in jail.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fast and Furious

      He's not a good person if he is trying to buy 4 kilos of coke to sell. He is a parasite on society.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      You know, to his friends Al Capone was a real "nice guy" and I hear Ted Bundy would give you the shirt off his back.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • matt

      i dont think coke dealers should get 40 years in prison...

      December 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • stackindimes

      i poop.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Matt your either a Troll or an absolute FU*King idiot.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • stackindimes

      pooping right now.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catch22ofNJ

      Pssst. Hey Matt. Wanna buy some... ethics!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Good People? What kind of $#$% are you. Go back under your rock

      December 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Matt...you should be put in jail for 40 years for being a FUC$ING IDIOT

      December 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • dgkdgk

      You're as big of an idiot as he is.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      This isnt a drug user. This is a drug distributor. Dont forget about the alleged list of names in the 100's that he supplies.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Matt your either a Troll or an absolute FU*King idiot."
      Why? Take a moment, THINK, and ask yourself, 'How has locking up drug dealers HELPED for the last FORTY YEARS?"
      IT HASN'T. Unless you own a private prison, and THEN it helps you!
      The 'War on Drugs' is a MASSIVE failure in EVERY respect. Not ONE state is clean, not one CITY.
      Wake up, it isn't working, it is a lost cause to prohibit drugs. LEGALIZE AND REGULATE!!

      December 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Fred & Evil Fred & Angel Fred & etc. Learn to use words. Actual words and I swear ill stop flagging your inane cursing and obtuse use of sentence structure. Go read a book, try starting with something religious.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hadenufyet

      Many actually though that of Al Capone too.

      December 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      "Go read a book, try starting with something religious."
      Why? Nothing in there's going to help this situation. Try being a bit less thin-skinned, princes.

      December 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Craig

    Crimes 'caught' by having a cop perform a crime should not be valid.
    That should be entrapment. The cop pushed the sell, not to mention the cop illegally had coke TO SELL

    December 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Almost as bad as asking an "illegal invader" if he's, well, illegal isn't it? And all just because he "looks" like he's from South of the Border. Get real folks, catch a crook any way you can!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer


      So your morals enable you to go along with any crime that someone tries to talk you into? Get serious.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fast and Furious

      The cop didn't commit a crime. The cops have coke to use as bait because of a lawful process of maintaining evidence seized in connectiopn to crimes.. It's a legal part of police investigations to use evidence seized in prior cases as bait in new ones. There is no actual sale, so no crime by police.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • dgkdgk

      Here's a novel idea .... DON'T COMMIT CRIMES!!!! Then, you don't have to worry about what the police are doing. Effin' idiots.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      You guys are surprised that he got snitched out by one of his subordinates. I would be wide eyed too. Hell I just wouldn't know where to begin when one of a hundred of my possible nfl related drug dealer lackeys snitched me out.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    Keep helping those from the "hoods", those who can't get into college with legal grades and tough prep courses, those who "need a helping hand" by making it easy on them. Watch as our society fails while trying to help the lowest of the lows and giving them second chances.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Really bordering on the racism line arn't you. What do you mean by hoods and them? Who are these lows?

      December 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JimmmyNelson

    its POT people.. i dont care if he was selling POT.. Media making him out to be some type of murderer.. he was selling pot.. i never see the media doing a story on Coors or Jack Daniels.. alcohol causes more deaths, health problems, and violence than any drug out there. and the media wants to rag this guy for selling POT? give me a damn break.. can we please get some damn common sense up in this place.!?

    December 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      You forgot to mentin the "coke" stuff didn't you?

      December 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • PC Wizard

      Well Jimmy....when it's YOUR kid that is whacked out on POT....or COKE....or HEROIN.....you can tell us about "common sense" then. Especially when YOUR kid is laying in a morgue!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      wacked out on "POT", are you joking? good grief.. my child would be in more danger using alcohol than pot anyday...

      December 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marci

      COKE and POT!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      alcohol causes more problems than all drugs combined.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • PC Wizard

      Man...is this guy SCREWED UP!!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • rizzo

      Lol whacked out on pot...hey 30's guy, get ready for a big war in a few years!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      my Doctor told me, the majority of problems he sees or has seen from "drugs" is alcohol.. drugs shouldnt be a legal issue, it should be a parenting and education issue..

      December 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fast and Furious

      Cocaine is not "Pot", Jimmy. You need to work on reading comprehension. Read this part slowly, and get help from a friend if needed: " He then allegedly worked out a deal to receive 5 to 10 kilograms of coke ". FYI, they are not talking about coca-cola.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      well fast and furious, i dont care what drug it is. it shouldnt be a legal issue. alcohol causes more problems than coke, marijuana, and heroin combined. drugs should be left up to parenting and education. now if you are commiting a crime to get drugs, then i have no problem with that. but arresting people for drugs isnt changing the culture. it isnt stopping people from using or selling. we have had a war on drugs going for 35 years. their use hasnt declined. all we are doing is throwing money at it. it costs taxpayers 50k a year to house an inmate. and its none for the better. legal action against drugs does not change the culture. but i understand you will never understand.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reed

      I am with you Jimmy. I have done a number of speeches and papers on the war on drugs. I am glad to see someone else out there fighting for the cause.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      Reed, i grew up in the "drug" culture. i am speaking from experience. legal action does not change anything. never has never will.. are there exceptions? yes.. but i have never met a recovering addict that stopped because of jail. its because of family or self worth. parenting and education are the only things that will eliminate the drug culture. but i also believe in personal choice. so i also believe that if you want to use drugs, that is your choice. i have no problem with arresting people that are committing a crime to get drugs. but arresting for drugs isnt solving anything. and i used to be a user of anything i can get my hands on. but after i made a personal choice to not use anymore, i did cold turkey. i had to get a shot from the hospital to help me detox, but that was it. my choice to stop wasnt because of all the jails i had been in or the drug rehabs i had visited. it was because i wanted to stop. jail never played a part in me getting away from the culture.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • arnoldnb

      These are the same drugs which are driving the demand which is resulting in many deaths in our country and our neighbors to the south. I understand that the direct consequence of smoking (or eating) some marijuana is not a viloent effect, however the process to which most of the marijuana Americans use is a violent one. Hurd is lacking common sense and knows right from wrong, he is a criminal.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      see Alcohol Prohibition....

      supply doesnt drive the demand, the demand drives the supply. and if drugs were legal, they would be made in legal ways instead of made by mobs, cartels, and terrorists.

      see Alcohol Prohibition

      December 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • arnoldnb

      You are correct, kind of. See your previous argument of the effects of alcohol. Some drugs are worse than others and the same goes with alcohol. They both kill ambition and physically alter the brain. And outside of slight medicinal usage they have never been proven to benefit a society -Previouos User

      December 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Since youve been flamed every which way ill keep it gentile. He wasn't selling drugs. Intent to distribute is way different. They will probably do a head count of his dealers and do a decade per head.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimmmyNelson

      train850, i dont care what he was doing with the drugs.. him going to jail isnt going to change anything.. instead of someone getting the drugs from him, they will now go and get them somewhere else. and chances are the people they will now get them from are more dangerous.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Somebody

      I hate how people constantly bring up prohibition as an argument for legalizing marijuana because it is NOT comparable. It really isn't. Alcohol is as much a part of our culture as Apple pie, baseball, and hamburgers. The reason why prohibition failed is because alcohol is so important to our culture. Over a quarter of our population TODAY is made up of German Americans and Irish Americans. And what do the Irish and Germans have in common? At least culturally, alcohol is EXTREMELY important to both. And back in the '20s and '30s, the percentage of Americans of Irish and German descent was much higher than it is today. Not only that, but what are you going to tell the Catholics? That Jesus' blood can't be wine anymore?

      Prohibition failed because alcohol was way too important to Americans at that time, and it still holds true today. Same thing with tobacco; tobacco has been a HUGE part of American culture since the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, which is why it's been so tough to fight it. Thankfully Americans are starting to let go of tobacco a bit with laws and taxes against it, but there's still a long way to go and there will still be a large amount of tobacco use for the years to come.

      But you are clearly ignoring the fact that this is about more than just marijuana and includes coke which you can't really argue about. Everyone knows coke is nothing but trouble, so even without the marijuana it's a significant case.

      December 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Intent to distribute == Driving the Beer truck

      December 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PC Wizard

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? And WE (the general public) have to pay OVER $150 for a half way decent seat and parking to watch these GOONS!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith123

      PC Wizard: No, you nor anyone else has to pay to go to the games. If you have a problem with the players (or goons as you say), then don't buy the tickets.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Write to the President and Congress. This is way bigger then just one player though and a good portion of northern nfl is now under direct investigation from homeland sec. They finally got someone besides a 90 yr old woman.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dee

    How in the world does anyone consider a drug dealer a "good" person?

    December 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • rizzo

      Because just being a drug dealer doesn't automatically make you a bad person, probably.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Not a drug dealer. A drug distributor.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Dunno, perhaps you ought to ask the owner of Anheuser-Busch, whose products kill far MORE people than all illicit drugs COMBINED.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Fred, jeeze. Quit drinking it.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hadenufyet

      Oh , I dunno , ask your pharmacist.

      December 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      I don';t drink Train, that stuff will KILL you. Unlike cannabis. ZERO deaths directly attributable to cannabis.
      Alcohol KILLS 75,000 Americans/year. WHY is pot illegal again?

      December 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Capealava

    Legalize drugs. No more DEA no more Sam Hurds

    December 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • PDQ

      And cheaper drugs too!

      December 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      They did a survey of the nations who have legal drug practices. Places where heroin is legal. Anyhow they found that the use of drugs is actually smaller in those nations because its not taboo. Everyone wants the thrill of fing the government.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PoBoy

    Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine are good guys too. Just ask their wives and friends! I feel bad for Hurd, not because of what he is facing, but because he's so stupid. Why in the hell would he be meddling in the drug trade? Idiot!!

    December 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. malcolm

    take a good look at that chicago denver game from sunday...eyes wide shut?

    December 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tim

    The friends of every criminal ever have said this. This is not news

    December 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mandi

    You duche bags are actually defending this a**hole! Holy crap was that a lot of drugs he was trying to buy and sell. Lockup this useless piece of crap!

    December 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Why? I guarantee he had people willing to BUY. He's feeding a demand that the 'War on Drugs' should have quelled LONG AGO. Or perhaps Prohibition DOESN'T WORK?

      December 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe Ranger

    Just say snow.

    I mean no. ha-ha-ha-ha

    December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dale

    The same thing in the NBA once drug dealing gang member, always a gang member the NFL and NBA are identical.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • train850

      Not a drug dealer. Hurd is a alleged drug distributor.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hadenufyet


      December 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat ( in a hat )

    This is freakin unreal. Making millions of dollars a year and still having to supplement his pay. Must be one hell of a lifestyle.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rizzo

    Yay, the system strikes again!

    December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
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