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Griffin extortion involved nothing illegal or scandalous


The claim that a former Baylor basketball player has been charged with extorting Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has sparked plenty of speculation and intrigue and curiosity over what Griffin specifically was being extorted with.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it was ultimately nothing illegal or scandalous or problematic in any way for Griffin, if the supposedly derogatory information had been released.  That said, the specific nature and content of the derogatory information isn’t known yet — and it may never be.

Whatever it is, Richard Hurd allegedly handed it over to a Griffin representative on Friday, because that’s how the authorities caught Hurd.

“Hurd communicated that he had derogatory information on a client of B.D., and that he intended to release that information to the media to damage or injure the reputation of B.D.’s client unless the client paid Hurd a substantial sum of money,” states an affidavit that was unsealed during Hurd’s arraignment on Monday, via the Waco Tribune.

The manager known as B.D. is believed to be Griffin’s agent, Ben Dogra.  B.D. was contacted on Monday, June 18.  B.D. then met with Hurd in Waco, Texas on Friday, June 22.  At that point, Hurd “signed a non-disclosure agreement, turned over his derogatory information and was give[n] a check representing the lump-sum payment.”

The only problem for Hurd?  An undercover police agent also was present at the meeting.  After Hurd signed the non-disclosure agreement, more than enough evidence had been captured to overcome even the Chewbacca defense.

Bond for Hurd has been set at $25,000.  It’s safe to say that he won’t be posting bond based on the proceeds of the check he received.

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47 Responses to “Griffin extortion involved nothing illegal or scandalous”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2012 5:09 PM

    It’s more fun to speculate, anyway. I’m torn between bestiality and cannibalism. But that’s just a guess.

  2. brianforster says: Jun 25, 2012 5:11 PM

    wow, safe to say griffins agent is a BOSS.

  3. baddegg says: Jun 25, 2012 5:12 PM

    Queue the hater and the RG Leaf references in 3…2…1…

  4. millertime30 says: Jun 25, 2012 5:14 PM

    2nd time this week a football writer has referenced the ‘Chewbacca Defense.’
    Pretty sure the first had to do with the Saint.
    ..Regardless.. go South Park

  5. themightywhitey says: Jun 25, 2012 5:23 PM

    Griffin will be a bust returning punts next year …….

  6. thetooloftools says: Jun 25, 2012 5:29 PM

    Well, if it was his face in a bong that won’t work. Michael Phelps never missed a stroke.

  7. whateverhommie says: Jun 25, 2012 5:38 PM

    thetooloftools says: Jun 25, 2012 5:29 PM

    Well, if it was his face in a bong that won’t work. Michael Phelps never missed a stroke.

    That was a knee slapper.

  8. benh999 says: Jun 25, 2012 5:38 PM

    Interesting that you are taking his agent’s word that the information was not damaging.

  9. raider2124 says: Jun 25, 2012 5:44 PM

    Obviously it’s pretty good information against griffen. If it wasn’t they would not gave involved the police. They would have just hung upon the person. Now they can spin it and say it was extirtion and the public won’t care about the crime

  10. citiciti says: Jun 25, 2012 5:53 PM

    Hurd, did you go to ANY classes in school?
    C’mon Man!!Maybe you can get that GED in Prison.

  11. dg0122 says: Jun 25, 2012 5:59 PM

    Best I can tell, extortion works better with something incriminating involved…
    But if his agent says they were willing to pay this Mensa for no.-incriminating info then I guess I believe him…he surely has no reason to lie, right?

  12. bleedburgandyandgold says: Jun 25, 2012 6:06 PM

    Love the chewbacca defense you. Ant go wrong with it works every time! Lol

  13. tebowslostvirginity says: Jun 25, 2012 6:09 PM

    wait, has anyone seen Rex Grossman around?

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:10 PM

    IRG3= troy smith2.0, RG leaf, akili smith 2.o the 3rd, robertmarcus russell the 3rd, bustville!!

  15. deathtoromo says: Jun 25, 2012 6:25 PM

    Peytonsneck18, where u been? Testifying at Sandusky trial? HTTR

  16. liverpoolred04 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:29 PM

    If it was Cam, he probably would be accused of stealing the Mona Lisa

  17. ahmiller21 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:30 PM

    It got old 100 posts ago peytonsneck. If you’re going to bash on RG3 on every Redskins post at least come with something new each time!

  18. rg3enoughsaid says: Jun 25, 2012 6:33 PM

    Aww shux…we were hoping we wouldnt have to face him due to suspension… guess we’ll try to beat the skins fair and square

    -Dallas Cowboys

  19. godblessfootball says: Jun 25, 2012 6:35 PM


  20. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:43 PM

    glad my colts got Luck instead of this criminal, troy smith the 3rd, Luck is just as athletic as IRG3 and is a tougher QB, u seen that hit he laid on that defender or that one handed catch Luck made? so u sad redskins that are saying IRG3 will have a better career than Luck, u dont know about football, man!!!! all fail to the redskins!!

  21. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:50 PM

    IRG3 was on an episode of to catch a predator, his online name was IRG3thebust, and he was part of sandusky basement crew also,

  22. quicktaker says: Jun 25, 2012 6:50 PM

    Nothing illegal or scandalous? …
    I got it:
    “Give me 25k or else I’ll let people know you have a poster of Nickelback in your room.”

  23. wwwfella says: Jun 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    it no big deal if it was they wouldnt have gotten the police involved they wouldve kept it quiet. once the police got involved u knew it was gonna go public

  24. cleminem757 says: Jun 25, 2012 7:11 PM

    I heard that he was going to blow RGIII’s cover that he once stole a pack of gum when he was 9. Anything to tarnish his reputation.

  25. daaabears says: Jun 25, 2012 7:26 PM

    This dummy should have found out how much cash the media would have paid for said info, then sold to the highest bidder, then you could keep the money and not have to use it for bail.

  26. scottpavek says: Jun 25, 2012 7:36 PM

    RG3 is really a white Democrat.

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 7:39 PM

    i bet its, IRG3 dresses in drag, and dude is gonna blow his cover, he went to the right team, since the redskins already have big drag queens in their stadiums, big dudes dressing in dresses, IRG3 will fit right in, IRG3 the bust!!!

  28. commonsensedude says: Jun 25, 2012 7:48 PM

    I don’t understand how people can be both so stupid and so dishonest.

    How dumb do you have to be to not know that extortion is a crime? Was it really worth this guy’s freedom to get $25,000? And once he is convicted, how will he ever get a decent job again? It makes no sense.

  29. dowhatifeellike says: Jun 25, 2012 8:04 PM

    There no way RG3’s agent can know with absolute certainty that his client never did anything he’d be ashamed of. Every threat has to be treated like it’s credible and this agent handled it perfectly.

  30. footballfanman says: Jun 25, 2012 8:14 PM

    whoa. some people are obsessed with RGIII and the skins. Whoa. SMH.

  31. outlawjerseywhales says: Jun 25, 2012 8:20 PM

    And the illegal and scandalous action that Griffin’s exthorter was going to reveal?

    RG3 likes to watch Judge Judy every afternoon… with a nice cup of tea!

  32. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 25, 2012 8:22 PM

    How stupid is Hurd to accept a CHECK for a crime!!!!

  33. bhindenemylines says: Jun 25, 2012 8:31 PM

    Aww shux…we were hoping we wouldnt have to face him due to suspension… guess we’ll try to beat the skins fair and square

    -Dallas Cowboys


    Cowboys are one Tashard Choice fumble away from 7 straight wins against the skins in recent history. We’ve beaten every QB you’ve thrown at us in the last 10 years. Doesn’t matter who you put on the field, it ain’t gonna matter.

    Cowboys will sweep the skins again this year. I predicted it last year and I’m doing it again.

    Good luck on Thanksgiving, RG3. DWare will be dining on your turkey legs that afternoon.

  34. tampaskinsfan says: Jun 25, 2012 8:32 PM

    Peytonsneck…I’ll give you props. Your comments are consistently dumb and without merritt. Keep up the good work moron.

  35. peytonsdick18 says: Jun 25, 2012 9:17 PM

    My name is peytonsneck18 and I am a bottom-feeding douche-troll. RG3pio. Akili-Leafy Tree 1.2x.

  36. shlomotruehovic says: Jun 25, 2012 10:35 PM

    This is a pure example of extortion. If he had real dirt the media would have paid top dollar for it. The way RG3 has done all the right things, he could have gotten six figures from a TMZ type for real dirt. Nothing but smoke and mirrors with this dude.

  37. heroux52 says: Jun 25, 2012 10:37 PM

    @ Florio (not that there is anything wrong with that)

  38. triangletaddler says: Jun 25, 2012 10:39 PM

    As a Redskins fan I’m flattered that fans of every other team hate him. Keep up the good work morons. Hail!

  39. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:15 PM

    I’ll guarantee to that Luck will win a SB before IRG3 to bust

  40. raider2124 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:20 PM

    The person with the info was no Rhodes scholar. Most likely a some who rg111 was hooking up with on the down low and didn’t want to go to the media. I’m leaning heavily to the butt pirate angle

  41. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:29 PM

    And redskins fans…it takes more than peyton manning to win championships, u clowns wouldnt know that cause u been sporting every teams reject players the past 20 plus years, rex Grossman. Mcnabb, gus ferrotte(banging his head against wall) and Shuler …and i would continue but im getting sick to my stomach by naming those losers

  42. granadafan says: Jun 26, 2012 12:18 AM

    Well that didn’t take long for a rookie to become a target for money.

    RG3 could give a talk at the rookie symposium to his fellow draftees. You’re a public figure making lots of money now. Trust no one, not even family members who have their hand out or needing a few bucks for that rap career or that swamp land for investment, etc.

  43. keeppounding says: Jun 26, 2012 1:50 AM

    Interesting… It wasn’t nothing. What was it?

  44. jcg23 says: Jun 26, 2012 4:10 AM

    The only thing that pops in my head is that he is gay and in today’s climate of come on out guys, the water’s fine. That would be both not illegal nor damaging, but may be something he would like to keep private enough that extortion would work on him.

  45. walter0247 says: Jun 26, 2012 6:52 AM

    Paytonsneck… lol. it takes more than payton manning to win championships? why don’t you ask the entire colts organization what happened last year then….. prolly because they lost bob sanders huh?

  46. qj1984 says: Jun 26, 2012 7:18 AM

    Just because it wasn’t something criminal like drug use or scandalous like having several baby mama’s or being gay, does not mean that whatever it was wouldn’t hurt his image. My guess is RGIII was on tape or video saying something very unflattering. Maybe he said something about a specific group of people or he voiced a real stupid opinion, ala Rashard Mendenhall.

    There was something otherwise the agent would have just said that there was nothing. And It would have to be something that could alienate a portion of his fanbase, otherwise they wouldn’t have made a big deal about not releasing the info.

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:24 PM

    Silly worthless skins fans, the year the colts won the SB the D carried them alot in the playoffs, matter of fact..PM18 had his worse games during that run, bob was healthy, McFarland was stout in run D, skins havent been relivent since Reagan was in office!!!

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