Sam Hurd Isn't Ready To Enter Guilty Plea Just Yet

BOURBONNAIS, IL - AUGUST 06: Sam Hurd #81 of the Chicago Bears works out during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on August 6, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is looking to file a new plea deal with the federal government for his drug charges after an apparent draft was filed on Tuesday.

Even though paperwork was filed Tuesday with a federal court in Dallas, former Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd's lawyer says that the plea deal was filed "prematurely with inaccurate information" by the government, according to Jared S. Hopkins of the Chicago Tribune.

The documents say that Hurd has pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine. Hopkins says that Hurd would be due to face at least 10 years in prison in that scenario, but the former NFL player isn't accepting that exact plea deal according to Jay Ethington, Hurd's lawyer.

Ethington says that those documents weren't the final prepared draft of the plea and the government appears to be willing to withdraw the paperwork. Hurd originally pleaded not guilty to two federal drug charges after accusations were made that he was seeking to become the head of a major drug dealing scheme in Chicago.

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