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Sam Hurd pleads not guilty to latest drug 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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Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded not guilty to his latest drug charges, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd pleaded not guilty Wednesday to his most recent drug charges in a case in which authorities accuse him of trying to set up an elaborate drug network.

Hurd, 27, faces four new charges of possessing marijuana and cocaine stemming from an August arrest in San Antonio while he was out on bond from his original arrest last year. The additional charges came the same day a plea deal with the government on the two initial charges apparently fell apart.

Hurd was famously arrested in December 2011 after allegedly asking undercover officials for large amounts of cocaine and marijuana to distribute. He is currently incarcerated in a federal prison outside of Dallas. Hurd also spent five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hurd appeared in 12 games for the Bears in 2011, gaining just 109 yards on eight receptions. Hurd did not register a touchdown as a member of the Bears.

Per the Chicago Tribune, Hurd's trial is set to begin on Dec. 3, and negotiations for a deal have been "suspended indefinitely."