Robert Griffin III: Former Baylor Basketball Player Charged For Attempt to Extort RG3

By Emmanual Benton

Former Baylor Basketball player, Richard Khamir Hurd was arrested and is being charged for attempting to extort Washington Redskins’ star QB, Robert Griffin III. As of Monday morning, Hurd is in McLennan County Jail and is set to appear before Federal Magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske at 2 p.m.

As of now, there aren’t many details on what leverage Hurd has, but in most cases, there’s something (whether fact or fiction) that Hurd is holding over RG3’s head. Extorting is the act of attempting to obtain something, most likely money, by force, threats, or other unfair means.

According to the Waco Trib. “Hurd communicated that he had derogatory information on a client of B.D., and that he intended to release that information to the media to damage or injure the reputation of B.D.’s client unless the client paid Hurd a substantial sum of money.” B.D is an agency that represents Washington’s Quarterback, and could have been the ones who reported Hurd to the FBI.

Richard Hurd has a history of being a trouble maker, as he was arrested in 2008 on sexual assault charges. The 25-year old was a walk-on and played 4 seasons with Baylor’s basketball team.

RG3 is currently in Ohio for the 2012 Rookie symposium, and there has not been any word from his side on this current situation.

FBI Special Agent Eric Vasys said by telephone that he could not speak on the arrest until after Hurd’s appearance in court.

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