Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is back in the news, and as usual, it's the bad kind of news. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hurd received four new drug charges this week. The charges came on the same day a plea deal with the government on the first two charges fell apart. The four new drug charges are below:
Hurd now faces two counts of commission of a felony offense while on release and two counts of attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, charges stemming from his arrest last month for violating conditions while out on bond.
So it seems like Hurd was released on bond and tried to pick his business back up. Hurd previously faced one count of drug conspiracy and one count of possession with intent to distribute, so his total is now at six federal drug charges. Apparently, the plea deal was signed and sent through, before Hurd and his attorney, Jay Ethington, pulled it back out, citing language that they didn't agree upon.
According to the piece, the language mostly revolves around Jesse Tyrone Chavul, Hurd's cousin, who was arrested for allegedly trying to purchase large quantities of drugs. Chavul told authorities that the drugs were for Hurd. This game on June 6, the same day that Hurd attempted to possess between 50 and 100 kilograms of marijuana, as well as at least 5 kilograms of cocaine.
It seems like the problems are never ending for Hurd, who was released by the Bears shortly after his initial arrest in December. He was mostly utilized on special teams while playing with Chicago.