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Former Baylor basketball player accused of extorting RG3


In the grand scheme of crimes committed by former Baylor basketball players, this one is fairly tame.

But it’s still intriguing.  And perhaps troubling.

According to, former Baylor basketball player Richard Hurd has been arrested for allegedly attempting to extort Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who played college football at Baylor.

Hurd is in federal custody, due to appear before a magistrate judge at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Details of the alleged scheme aren’t known.  Inevitably, they will be.

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29 Responses to “Former Baylor basketball player accused of extorting RG3”
  1. JaminJake says: Jun 25, 2012 1:47 PM

    Oh no. Does this mean Goodell can suspend Griffin for having ties to a soon to be fellon?

  2. rc33 says: Jun 25, 2012 1:48 PM

    Been a rough year if your last name is Hurd.

  3. dexterismyhero says: Jun 25, 2012 1:49 PM

    What does he have on him? C’mon, you can at least speculate, that is what you do best here at PFT right?

  4. spellingcopfather says: Jun 25, 2012 1:51 PM

    You mean to tell me that the 4 points avg he had in 04-05, could not land him a chance in the NBA, SMDH make a living off your own fame!!!

  5. ch53es4 says: Jun 25, 2012 1:54 PM

    Hurd the Turd

  6. titanryan says: Jun 25, 2012 1:54 PM

    Must be something in the water there….

  7. rg3enoughsaid says: Jun 25, 2012 1:56 PM

    Details coming in… Hurd tried to force RGIII to bottle his awesomeness and sell it to Romo

  8. dryzzt23 says: Jun 25, 2012 2:00 PM

    RG3 is a Republican, therefore he is NOT dumb to fall for whatever scheme Hurd was attempting

  9. chazzmon says: Jun 25, 2012 2:00 PM

    Note to RG3. Get rid of all so called friends, they will rip you off any chance they get.

  10. njsteelersfan says: Jun 25, 2012 2:06 PM

    Hmmmm This can get juicy . It must be something good to hold it as blackmail Lets just see what comes out before we call this guy dumb or it can go agaist RG3 in time we will find out maybe . Thing happen on campus that might hurt is reputation as a player or something else you never know

  11. dubdiz12 says: Jun 25, 2012 2:06 PM

    dryzzt23 says:
    Jun 25, 2012 2:00 PM
    RG3 is a Republican, therefore he is NOT dumb to fall for whatever scheme Hurd was attempting

    Because that has absolutely everything to do with this…

  12. purplengold says: Jun 25, 2012 2:07 PM

    It’s too late for extortion, doesn’t everyone already know that RGIII played at Baylor?

  13. truthfactory says: Jun 25, 2012 2:09 PM

    This could get interesting… RGIII has a clean image but who knows what kind of stuff he’s been involved in.

    And if its bad, Goodell might go after him… He did it with Terell Pryor

  14. CKL says: Jun 25, 2012 2:13 PM

    There’s a joke in here about DC and having to deal with extortion. I’m just not clever enough to make one.

  15. realdealsteel says: Jun 25, 2012 2:29 PM

    I have to agree with the majority in that he must have something good on RG3.

    It would be best for RG3 to come forth and tell what the secret is BEFORE it gets leaked to the media.

  16. djrando7 says: Jun 25, 2012 2:35 PM

    Wait a minute, his last name is HURD? Is he related to Sam Hurd? AHHHHAAAA. We have a STORY HERE PEOPLE!!!!!

  17. hulkhogansays says: Jun 25, 2012 2:40 PM

    Let me at him. I’ll give him 10 leg drops brother! Nobody messes with a Hall of Famer like Robert Griffin the 3rd!

  18. realitypolice says: Jun 25, 2012 2:41 PM

    Sounds like this guy knows who wrote RGIII’s term papers for him.

  19. stanimalhouse says: Jun 25, 2012 2:47 PM

    Wow.. I went to Baylor and I know this guys. Here’s some info on this guy for those of you who are interested, hopefully I don’t get sued for defamation (that’s not a joke)

    This guy is a piece of work. He only got on the bball team bc his daddy was a coach and he was absolutely horrible. He’d go in the games when we were up by 30, and he looked so incredibly nervous and would miss 3 pointers very badly.. By like 2 feet.

    He actually sued one of my best friends a couple of years ago. He found her dog that she had lost a few hours before.
    He held the dog and demanded she pay him like $500 bc the dog was malnourished or something. Don’t believe me? It went to judge Judy… No bs. And she ripped into him lol. Look it up if u can…

  20. goredskins11 says: Jun 25, 2012 2:57 PM

    realdealsteel says: Jun 25, 2012 2:29 PM

    I have to agree with the majority in that he must have something good on RG3.

    I fail to see that logic. I mean, if he had something really good on him, RG3 would have probably just paid and tried to keep it from coming out instead of letting it get to a point where this guy is getting charged with extortion.

  21. swingondeesenuts says: Jun 25, 2012 3:11 PM

    Normally if you are a multi-millionaire and did something bad enough to be extorted for it, you better off paying the hush money and getting the person to sign a confidentially agreement rather than have your dirty laundry aired in public. My guess is it wasn’t that big of a deal if RGIII decided to call the cops (and essentially confess to what ever the issue is) instead of paying for silence.

  22. whoisadamjones says: Jun 25, 2012 3:24 PM

    dryzzt23 says: Jun 25, 2012 2:00 PM

    RG3 is a Republican, therefore he is NOT dumb to fall for whatever scheme Hurd was attempting

    dryzzt23- dude, lay off. As a fellow Republican I am also excited about the worldwide celebrity Republican count increasing by an entire 20 percent with Griff’s entrance into the NFL. Yeah, that’s right, a 20 percent increase, suck on that Obama, we used to have five, and now we have six (Chuck Liddell, Gary Sinise, Donald Trump,and Tim Tebow). But dryzzt, you’re actually kind of ruining it by pissing the rest of the world off with your stupid comments. Everyone who cares knows, and everyone who doesn’t know or care is being turned off to the party, the Redskins, and Robert Griffin by your quasi-trollish comments. If there’s one political party and one NFL team that really don’t need bad PR it’s the Republicans and the Redskins.

    If you want to brag about Griff being smart, talk about how he graduated from both high school and college in three years, not by lumping him in with Pat Buchanan, Brett Favre, John Cena, and Stephen Baldwin (who was dumb enough, by the way, to get all of his money schemed away by Bernie Madoff)

  23. daaabears says: Jun 25, 2012 4:03 PM

    @stanimalhouse, When the hell was Baylor up by 30?

  24. 757ravensfan says: Jun 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    Hurd is going to reveal the secret love child of RG3 and Baylor’s Brittney Griner!

  25. stanimalhouse says: Jun 25, 2012 4:55 PM

    @daabears, slight exaggeration, but not really. Baylor would beat some non-conference opponents by 20-30 points. These would be very small schools, I guess Grambing State or Savannah State come to mind, or even some junior colleges around Waco. His playing time would be in the final minutes of such games.

  26. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 5:02 PM

    IRG3= troy smith 2.0

  27. dawglb says: Jun 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    CNN covered this last night. The basketball player ask for $50,000 or else he’d reveal that no Hall of Fame QB ever wore a sleeve on one arm and one glove on one hand (not to mention a shield).

  28. skins4seven says: Jun 25, 2012 5:39 PM

    Ah, I was waiting for it. There’s peytonsneck18. You must have your phone set to alert you on any redskins news or rg3. You hate because your Colts might have made the wrong pick. It’s ok lord knows
    the skins have done that in the past. Get over it.

  29. realfootballfan says: Jun 25, 2012 6:00 PM

    Stay away from those Baylor basketball players. Last time there was a scandal involving them, somebody ended up dead and the head coach was in front trying to cover it up.

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