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NFL not aware of list of players who bought drugs from Hurd

Brett Greenfield AP

The Bears officially have cut ties with receiver Sam Hurd.  Hurd’s lawyers claim that no current players have had any involvement in whatever it was that Hurd was allegedly, or actually, doing.

“Sam has asked me to address one point, with respect to the rumors that Sam has been supplying drugs to other members of the NFL, out of respect to the NFL, out of respect to teammates and out of respect to other players, he 100 percent denies that allegation,” attorney Brent Greenfield (pictured) told reporters Friday night, via the Associated Press.  “It is patently and totally false.  It just didn’t happen.”

Greenfield’s comments echoed remarks made earlier in the day by David Kenner, another lawyer involved in the representation of Hurd.  670 The Score in Chicago reported Thursday that authorities have a list of NFL players in the double digits who purchased drugs from Hurd.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press that the league is closely monitoring the situation, but that there’s no proof yet that other players were buying drugs from Hurd.  “We are not aware of such a list,” McCarthy said.

The DEA joined the investigation regarding Hurd on Friday.  The situation previously had been handled exclusively by the Department of Homeland Security.

Hurd allegedly received one kilogram of cocaine from an undercover officer on Wednesday night, with intent to distribute it.  For now, no evidence has been identified to prove that Hurd’s alleged claim of an existing operation that moved four kilograms of cocaine per week in the Chicago were anything other than empty boasts.

Hurd has been released from custody on $100,000 bond.

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35 Responses to “NFL not aware of list of players who bought drugs from Hurd”
  1. seneca1ss says: Dec 17, 2011 6:57 AM

    They don’t wanna know because the media will find out then the fans will find out (lets just keep this a little secret)

  2. ccoolahan14 says: Dec 17, 2011 7:01 AM

    Michael Vick is on the list.

  3. edmazeing1 says: Dec 17, 2011 7:02 AM

    Even if they offer this guy one day in jail instead 40 years, no way he gives a list to the FEDS/DEA, of NFL players that deal in this Streets business!!!

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Dec 17, 2011 7:04 AM

    The only thing this clown has left is his perceived street cred you all know this comes first in some communities ! He is on his own little STOP SNITCHIN campaign right now ! That will all change behind closed doors when the men in the black suits have him crying !

  5. sloanheads says: Dec 17, 2011 7:13 AM

    Nate Newton, you will be contacted.

  6. enikville says: Dec 17, 2011 7:16 AM

    Why is the Department of Homeland Security involved in this? Seriously, aren’t there more important matters for them to be dealing with?

  7. msclemons67 says: Dec 17, 2011 7:40 AM

    The NFL may want to check and see where Trent Williams got his stash.

  8. i3addog says: Dec 17, 2011 8:19 AM

    So what if he did sell some drugs to a few players, who did it hurt ? Every Sunday millions of fans go to games and get drunk and then drive home. That’s acceptable because it benefits the Leagues bottom line.

  9. mycrackie says: Dec 17, 2011 8:26 AM

    You can take them out the hood,but you can’t take the hood out them.

  10. righton989 says: Dec 17, 2011 8:37 AM

    Desk jockey Goodoink says, don’t investigate rec dope, PED, HGH or ‘roids just make sure that the shoes are the official color and play touchie feelie ball.

  11. reprob8 says: Dec 17, 2011 8:50 AM

    Granted, Hurd has the presumption of innocence, but it would take someone with a MASSIVE ego and equally massive ignorance to try to pull off such an enterprise while being a professional athlete AND doing the leg work!

    I also find it odd that the bond was so low if he’s supposed to be some kind of drug kingpin. Isn’t that about a game check?

  12. dcfan4life says: Dec 17, 2011 9:06 AM

    I wonder if the 2 suspended Redskins know Sam Hurd…

  13. nesuperfan says: Dec 17, 2011 9:15 AM

    “Hurd’s lawyers claim that no current players have had any involvement in whatever it was that Hurd was allegedly, or actually, doing.”

    Sounds like the lawyer is confirming that he did it, regardless of using the word “allegedly”, and it is not the first time they have done that…there was a similar general statement yesterday, or the day before.

    If he did not do it, I would say something like “he has not now, nor has he ever sold drugs, and therefore, not to any NFL players.

  14. nysaysbringit says: Dec 17, 2011 9:30 AM

    Sams lawyer goes on about “respect” for this and for that….
    Where was all this “respect” when he was making all these drug deals?

  15. ocho says: Dec 17, 2011 9:38 AM

    If i had to guess i’d say Fred Davis and Trent Williams are on that list somewhere

  16. jpb12 says: Dec 17, 2011 9:58 AM

    Brandon Merriweather

  17. jaygutta6559 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:08 AM

    This dude is facing years in prison should have been working on is football skills instead of trying to be Scarface smh

  18. melikefootball says: Dec 17, 2011 10:19 AM

    Yes and it also wasn’t Hurd with all the drugs and money in the trunk of car.

  19. cletusvandam says: Dec 17, 2011 10:23 AM

    Now we know who was the return address on Jerome Simpson’s pot

  20. nfloracle says: Dec 17, 2011 10:29 AM

    You can bet your last dollar that such a list will be part of any plea deal negotiating for a reduced sentence. This whole stink is going to be huge and I predict a lot of players are sweating bullets right now.

  21. macbull says: Dec 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    It appears that the table is being set for that list of names to just disappear.

    I’m sure the NFL would prefer that they be allowed to keep the names out of the public domain.

    The real story here is that list and how many of those buying from Hurd were current or ex teammates.

  22. KIR says: Dec 17, 2011 10:52 AM

    My guess is they monitored his calls and after they saw he had no large drug operation they thought they could get him to set him fellow athletes. When he declined they gave him these trumped up charges of being a “bigtime” drug dealer. Does he deserve to be in the NFL nope. But a 26 year old guy doesn’t deserve to be locked up for 10 or 20 years either for possession of (GOVERNMENT supplied drugs) from the restaurant to his car. lol and INTENT to deliver. He’s now lost his career, millions of dollars, probably his home and possibly his wife and kids. At 26 that’s a heck of a lost for running your mouth and blowing smoke. Lesson learned.

    I think he might have a good case for entrapment if it can be shown that the government CONSISTENTLY tried to initiate contact to set up the drug deal. I mean, what drug dealer hand delivers the drugs from out state and gives a guy he’s never met a kilo before getting his money? And then the 4 to 5 kilos, a ton of weed a week and only one arrest? Don’t you think you’d need an operation with 10 or 20 people to process and move that much dope? Where are the drug houses, and large sums of illegal cash that I’m sure the government would want.

  23. packerfan1000 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:55 AM

    Desk jockey Goodoink says, don’t investigate rec dope, PED, HGH or ‘roids just make sure that the shoes are the official color and play touchie feelie ball.

    ————————————

    Listen. For everyone who makes comments like this, just quit watching football if you hate it so much. Just stop. Stop watching, stop reading PFT, stop making comments in the comments section. Because you’re giving us all the impression that you actually like the game, and you clearly hate everything about it.

  24. KIR says: Dec 17, 2011 10:57 AM

    set UP fellow athletes

  25. Grulks says: Dec 17, 2011 11:17 AM

    enikville wrote: Why is the Department of Homeland Security involved in this? Seriously, aren’t there more important matters for them to be dealing with?
    ——————
    because the informant was working for Immigration and Customs Enforcemant (or ICE as they are know in the industry). ICE and border patrol are part of DHS. Almost any time you have a drug dealing case in the border states, ICE/DHS will be involved to some degree.

  26. darthhitman77 says: Dec 17, 2011 11:18 AM

    packerfan1000 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:55 AM

    Desk jockey Goodoink says, don’t investigate rec dope, PED, HGH or ‘roids just make sure that the shoes are the official color and play touchie feelie ball.

    ————————————

    Listen. For everyone who makes comments like this, just quit watching football if you hate it so much. Just stop. Stop watching, stop reading PFT, stop making comments in the comments section. Because you’re giving us all the impression that you actually like the game, and you clearly hate everything about it.

    —————————–

    ‘How’ can one “clearly” hate something yet give off the impression that he likes it? Just wondering

  27. boilerup1869 says: Dec 17, 2011 11:45 AM

    Everytime someone tries to pull off an ultra clever play-on-words with Goodell’s last name, I cringe.

    It’s probably the least funny but most try-hard way to make your point. It also reveals a lot about your age since this is the type of lame humor that might have pulled a laugh in 1960.

    Stop it.

  28. jaimelh02 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:05 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Michael Irvin was on the list. The guy seems like he’s wired half of the time

  29. FinFan68 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:32 PM

    nfloracle says:
    Dec 17, 2011 10:29 AM
    You can bet your last dollar that such a list will be part of any plea deal negotiating for a reduced sentence. This whole stink is going to be huge and I predict a lot of players are sweating bullets right now.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The report was not that there was a list. It was that the authorities supposedly have a list. It would be quite difficult to negotiate by offering information the police already have.

  30. realfootballfan says: Dec 17, 2011 1:43 PM

    So his lawyers are already admitting to him selling the drugs? I thought you deny everything as long as you can. Seems like these guys have already let it be known that he was selling dope.

  31. realfootballfan says: Dec 17, 2011 1:45 PM

    enikvill,

    No, when you’re dealing with drugs coming from Mexico, that would be the essence of what they deal with. I’m thinking it was only a drug connection, but they still have to make sure it doesn’t go deeper into terrorism or something past just that.

  32. Grulks says: Dec 17, 2011 3:37 PM

    realfootballfan wrote:
    Dec 17, 2011 1:43 PM
    So his lawyers are already admitting to him selling the drugs? I thought you deny everything as long as you can. Seems like these guys have already let it be known that he was selling dope.
    ================
    Where do you see they said that? It clearly states
    “he 100 percent denies that allegation,” attorney Brent Greenfield (pictured) told reporters Friday night, via the Associated Press. “It is patently and totally false. It just didn’t happen.”

    It’s even partially underlined and in in bright red, how could you miss it? Or are you making leaps by reading “he 100% denies that allegation [that he sold drugs to NFL players]” to mean that he sold drugs, just not to players? If so, your logic needs some work.

    He can’t really deny that he took the coke from the informant/undercover agent (I don’t remember which it is). After all, they arrested him with it in his possession. But he -can- deny that he sold drugs (which he has).

  33. istateyourname says: Dec 17, 2011 9:47 PM

    Football players old and new have no character, can’t even go to a blood drive…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-ex-bear-blood-drive-1217-20111218,0,6576459.story

  34. mialto says: Dec 17, 2011 11:16 PM

    Charged with intent to distribute versus “possession with intent to distribute” is a big difference. I’m betting he gets a couple years behind bars.

  35. buzzbissinger says: Dec 18, 2011 12:39 AM

    Yes, this non-story is brough to you by the same NFL that has promised to eridicate concussions and weed out HGH…

    Not buying one sylable for a second.

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