Chicago Bears wide receiver and special teams contributor Sam Hurd was arrested late Wednesday night on federal drug charges, according to Jason Trahan of the Dallas Morning News. The charges stem from an incident where Hurd allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. The case will be adjudicated in Texas, and the Dallas Offcie of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will handle the process -- something that is typically reserved for things more serious than a personal drug possession case. According to the
According to US District Cout, Hurd is accused of intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Hurd signed a three-year contract with the Bears this past off-season, and has recorded 109 yards receiving on eight receptions in 2011. He is 26-years old and is in his 6th NFL season.
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