The last details of this entertaining news story was that former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd was facing up to 40 years if found guilty of drug trafficking and conspiracy to buy 1,000 pounds of Marijuana and several kilos of cocaine weekly from an undercover police officer.
Hurd was arrested outside a steakhouse in Chicago after buying a kilo of cocaine from the undercover officer. He was later released on bail, but was arrested again in July of last year after allegations that he was involved in another drug deal.
Yesterday, Hurd pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell cocaine and marijuana and apologized to the federal court saying, “ I’m sorry for everything I’ve done, I didn’t mean to make it this drastic and long.” At least he didn’t try to apologize for selling in the first place because it’s quite clear that it’s something that he wanted to do, instead he apologized for allowing it to get so out of hand.
Hurd will be sentenced this coming July, and it’s very possible that he could get be sentenced to life in prison, although one source is reporting that other similar incidences have garnered around 40 years. The mandatory sentence for the amount of illegal substances that he was attempting to buy from the officer is 10 years per substance, although his lawyer says that he hopes to prove that Hurd never intended to sell that much and should only receive a three year sentence.
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