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.