Chicago Bears' non-All Pro WR Sam Hurd was arrested on Federal drug charges Wednesday after he tried to buy cocaine and marijuana from an undercover agent during a sting operation. Apparently, his day job just wasn't enough to make ends meet.
Annoying was the reaction of some of his teammates, which I would paraphrase as versions "Man, that's too bad for him. He's such a good guy." Like he broke his hand and was placed on IR, not that he was busted for felony drug distribution.
Maybe it has to do with them wondering what Sam might say if they weren't nice to him.
From the CBS Sportsline version of this story:
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Hurd told an undercover operative that he wanted up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half-ton of marijuana per week "for distribution in the Chicago area." He added that he was willing to pay $25,000 per kilo and $450 per pound.
According to a report from 670 The Score (via CBS Chicago), "Hurd was a top drug dealer in Chicago and police have a list of NFL players who were supplied drugs by the receiver, a law enforcement source told the radio station. The list is 'in the double-digits,' according to the source."
A list, huh? Ruh roh, Shaggy.
Very happy right now that this guy doesn't play for Cleveland, since I'd be shocked if there weren't a good chunk of the guys on every team smokin' the ganja and doin' the blow.