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Document shows plea deal may be coming for Sam Hurd

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Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd, who remains jailed while he awaits trial on federal drug charges, could soon be pleading guilty.

Per KENS5.com, a document suggesting that Hurd will plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine was uploaded onto a federal website.  But the document suggests that Hurd will face 10 years to life in prison and be fined up to $10 million, and it’s never been suggested or reported or mentioned that Hurd would even be facing such stiff penalties.

Moreover, the Associated Press reports that Hurd’s lawyer has explained that the terms are still being negotiated.  Surely fueling the talks is the fact that Hurd’s codefendant, Toby Lujan, pleaded guilty last month and agreed to testify against Hurd.

Either way, it appears that a deal is possible.  If it’s going to happen, it needs to happen fairly soon, given that trial is set to begin on October 9.

Hurd was arrested last December at a Chicago-area steakhouse after receiving a kilogram of cocaine from an informant and an undercover officer.  He played for the Cowboys and the Bears.

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6 Responses to “Document shows plea deal may be coming for Sam Hurd”
  1. rc33 says: Sep 19, 2012 1:26 PM

    Any chance he’ll be out of prison by Week 10?

  2. bh83 says: Sep 19, 2012 1:39 PM

    I’d still pick him up over T.O.

  3. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 19, 2012 2:06 PM

    anybody else want to see his client list? strange how that hasn’t surfaced yet…

  4. ghostofgilchrist says: Sep 19, 2012 2:11 PM

    At least if Cutler bumps him, he won’t feel anything.

  5. grillmarks says: Sep 19, 2012 3:49 PM

    I’ve never understood how someone can get life for anything less than murder. Just seems crazy that a non-violent drug offender could spend the rest of his life in jail.

  6. ajlafrance says: Sep 19, 2012 10:01 PM

    No life sentence for this dude?

    He was trying to line up monthly deliveries of kilos of coke and hundreds of pounds of pot! Dude was one of the biggest drug dealers in the city of Chicago!

    Oh, but he wasn’t a Lion, so it’s no big deal…

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