Sam Hurd Arrested, Attempted Starting Drug Cartel

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd has been arrested on federal drug charges Wednesday night. The criminal complaint stated that Hurd regularly dealt large amounts of drugs in Chicago.

Apparently Hurd attempted to purchase cocaine and marijuana from a supplier in Texas, ranging above a kilogram of cocaine.

This is not the first time the wide receiver has been involved with drug trafficking. Earlier this year in July, Hurd attempted to buy large amounts of drugs when he was still with the Dallas Cowboys.

ESPN’s Michael C. Wright reported, “Hurd allegedly negotiated to pay $25,000 per kilogram for the cocaine and $450 per pound for the marijuana. The complaint says that Hurd ‘further stated that he and another co-conspirator currently distribute four kilograms of cocaine per week in the Chicago area, but that the supplier could not supply him with enough quantity.’”

Wednesday night Hurd was once again involved in an arrest containing federal drug charges and was thought to be creating a drug cartel. Supposedly, the entire operation was created by Hurd and another person. Two people running a gigantic drug cartel based out of the Chicagoland area? Is that even possible? Either way, the Chicago Bears organization looks terrible with the aftermath of this case looming down the road.

“After they agreed on a price, the undercover agent gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine, according to the complaint. Hurd told the agent that he plays for the Bears and would get out of practice at 5:30 p.m., at which time he would make arrangements to pay for the drugs. According to the complaint, Hurd then took the drugs and got in his car. He was promptly arrested.”

Lovie Smith’s Thursday press conference from Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois was centered around the arrest of his sub-par wide receiver. This is just another bad apple that the Bears have stumbled upon in the past few years, alongside standouts like Tank Johnson and Cedric Benson. Just call the second city, Cincinnati 2.0.

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