After originally being scheduled for April, the trial for former Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd has been delayed until August by a federal judge. According to an article from the Chicago Sun-Times, the delay was granted after a request from Hurd's co-defendant:
U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis granted the delay until Aug. 6 at the request of Hurd’s co-defendant, Toby Lujan. Trial had been set for April 2.
Hurd is a former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys player. He and Lujan are accused of trying to buy large quantities of marijuana and cocaine to launch a drug-distribution network. The 26-year-old Hurd was arrested Dec. 14 outside a Chicago-area steakhouse, and he was cut shortly afterward by the Bears.
Hurd and Lujan have pleaded not guilty.
In his lone season with the Bears, Hurd struggled to make much of an impact offensively. Hurd made only eight catches for 109 yards in the 12 games that he appeared in.
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