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Sam Hurd may be in jail until his trial starts

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Sam Hurd may have to sit in jail until he finds out whether he’ll be sitting for a much longer time in prison.

Hurd, according to a recent profile in the Chicago Tribune, tested positive twice for marijuana while free on bail pending his trial on federal drug trafficking charges.

He also allegedly purchased 30 pounds of marijuana while on bail, and then allegedly tried to buy another 200 pounds of marijuana, along with five kilograms of cocaine.

Arrested in December while a member of the Bears, Hurd now faces an effort by prosecutors to keep him behind bars until his trial begins, according to WLS-TV in Chicago.

When news of Hurd’s arrest first broke, he was characterized as a drug kingpin, reportedly with a double-digit list of NFL clients.  Although Hurd may have been trying to get into the empire business, it appears that he was, at best, in the very early stages of putting together a drug ring.

That said, he allegedly did enough to face up to 40 years in prison.  The trial currently is set to begin on October 9.

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13 Responses to “Sam Hurd may be in jail until his trial starts”
  1. KL0313 says: Aug 22, 2012 8:57 AM

    Despite all of the charges, he’s still the Jets’ best option at receiver.

  2. kreedos says: Aug 22, 2012 9:05 AM

    Looks like the Wire may have a story to base season 6 on…

  3. 69jaredallen69 says: Aug 22, 2012 9:20 AM

    Idiot

  4. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 22, 2012 9:22 AM

    There’s something wrong with that boy….

  5. txxxchief says: Aug 22, 2012 9:27 AM

    Drug kingpins don’t usually buy their drugs from a mechanic at the Firestone shop in Coppell, TX.

  6. bleedgreen says: Aug 22, 2012 9:31 AM

    What a moron. You’re out on bail and you can’t refrain from smoking or trying to buy MASSIVE AMOUNTS of drugs? Let him rot.

  7. tx526 says: Aug 22, 2012 9:51 AM

    Guess he’s banking on the professional athlete get out of jail free card.

  8. intruudir says: Aug 22, 2012 10:06 AM

    Don’t know how he could have been a NFL receiver…..sounds like he would always be caught….

  9. nei8ht says: Aug 22, 2012 10:31 AM

    Who cares! lets play football…

  10. kacapaco says: Aug 22, 2012 10:36 AM

    Good luck.

  11. gmsingh says: Aug 22, 2012 11:13 AM

    Shows you what shape the economy is in: even NFL players feel they need two jobs!

  12. abqpacker says: Aug 22, 2012 2:37 PM

    I LOVE this line:

    “Although Hurd may have been trying to get into the empire business…”

    Would his name be Hurdselberg?

  13. majinstylee says: Aug 22, 2012 4:09 PM

    I love the Breaking Bad references I see sprinkled in these articles from time to time

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