Sam Hurd Arrested On Federal Charges, Released By Chicago Bears

Sam Hurd of the Chicago Bears has been arrested on federal drug charges.

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Sam Hurd pleads not guilty to latest charges

Sam Hurd pleaded not guilty to another series of drug charges, which accuse him of attempting to set up a drug network.

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Sam Hurd Arrested: Chicago Bears Cut Troubled Wide Receiver

According to Audrey Irvine of CNN, the Chicago Bears have released WR Sam Hurd following his ongoing legal troubles.

Signed as a free agent after five years with the Dallas Cowboys, Sam Hurd was arrested on Thursday morning during a sting operation executed by Homeland Security. According to federal agents, Hurd was attempting to purchase large amounts of cocaine and marijuana for the express purpose of distribution in the Chicagoland area and among a yet-disclosed list of NFL players.

The Bears initially did not know of Hurd's legal trouble until after he failed to arrive at practice on Thursday morning. Thursday afternoon, the Bears promoted DE Thaddeus Gibson from their practice squad, likely foreshadowing today's release of Hurd.

Playing in 12 games this year, Hurd mostly contributed on special teams, causing a fumble and recovering two. He also had 8 receptions for 109 yards and no touchdowns.

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Sam Hurd Arrested: Chicago Bears WR Picked Up On Federal Drug Charges, According to Report

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 NewsThe 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. 2 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

 

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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