Hurd plans to fight drug charges aggressively

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Next week, former Cowboys and Bears receiver Sam Hurd will be arraigned on federal drug charges.  Not surprisingly, he’ll plead not guilty.

Hurd’s lawyer recently told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News that Hurd plans to advance several theories in support of his innocence.

“We look forward to commencing litigation,” attorney David Kenner told Orsborn.  “We look forward to presenting a vigorous defense.”

Hurd allegedly received, with intent to sell, a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent and a confidential informant in December 2011.  He allegedly claimed that he already had been selling four kilograms of cocaine per week, a charge that has not been otherwise substantiated via media reports.

The Bears cut ties with Hurd not long after his arrest.  He was formally indicted earlier this month.

31 responses to “Hurd plans to fight drug charges aggressively

  1. “We’ve been looking forward to this moment our whole lives. The chance to show once and for all that Sam might not be convicted due to some niggling detail that the arresting officers overlooked.”.

  2. If the Feds set up this meet, thinking they were meeting with a bigtime or potential bigtime dealer, don’t you think they also set up a hidden microphone/camera?

    How are they going to explain away what is on the tape?

  3. badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 18, 2012 10:04 PM
    Do defense lawyers actually believe their clients, or do they just have no conscience??

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    Everyone is entitled to a defense. It’s America, but after NDAA was signed, that will be fading sooner than a lot of people think.

    Believe it or not, people still get railroaded into signing confessions, etc.

  4. Seriously.. who cares? Why are we wasting money trying to stop grown men from doing somthing they enjoy? If he was intending to sell to children I could understand.. but he just sells it to rich adults who can think for themselves (kind of).

  5. Hurd’s lawyer recently told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News that Hurd plans to advance several theories in support of his innocence.
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    And he’s hoping one of them makes sense.

    If you are innocent, you don’t have theories you have facts.

  6. The Feds only mess with you when they got u! Sam you out of there. In Louisiana they would hit you with kingpin status and you would be aggressively fighting for 20 years. That’s messed u. The all mighty dollar

  7. Remember when Jerome Simpson got busted with all that weed earlier this year? He got off without getting in any trouble. No one even mentions it anymore and its kind of weird that Hurd got busted with a lot of drugs shortly after Simpson got off the hook. Maybe someone ratted out someone to stay out of trouble.

  8. bleed4philly says: Jan 19, 2012 12:34 AM

    Remember when Michael Irvin did crack?
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    I didn’t know he stopped.

    He’s completely out of it at least half the time I see him on the NFL Network.

  9. As evidenced by OJ, Casey Anthony et al, when definitely guilty go to the jury. When you have 12 people too stupid to get out of jury duty there is always a chance of hearing “Not guilty, your Honor”. But this cretin deserves to be catching passes next for the San Quentin Outlaws.

  10. I work in law enforcement and work cases with the Feds. They do not takes cases to the U.S. Attorney Office unless its a gift wrapped slam dunk case. He will take a plea deal like most do…

  11. matthewcarlson1 says:Jan 18, 2012 11:34 PM

    Seriously.. who cares? Why are we wasting money trying to stop grown men from doing somthing they enjoy? If he was intending to sell to children I could understand.. but he just sells it to rich adults who can think for themselves (kind of).

    You are an idiot. I call BS that he was only going to sell to rich adults. Every dealer deals to kids and sam hurd with his 1000 pounds a week wouldnt have been an exception. Quit giving the drug dealer the benefit of the doubt and wake up and realize he was trying to be a drug dealer. He would have done what dealers do, and that is sell to kids.

  12. Caught walking out of a restaurant with a kilo of coke. Can’t wait to see this defense.

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    “Your honor, my client thought he was buying/transporting/selling a couple pounds of confectioners sugar. This is all a big misunderstanding.”

  13. matthewcarlson1 says:Jan 18, 2012 11:34 PM

    Seriously.. who cares? Why are we wasting money trying to stop grown men from doing somthing they enjoy? If he was intending to sell to children I could understand.. but he just sells it to rich adults who can think for themselves (kind of).
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    Sounds like someone lost their coke connect and is still in shock over it.

  14. Maybe if he had tried to play football more aggressively, he would have made enough money to support whatever lifestyle it is that the extra income from selling drugs gave him.

    Actually who am I kidding, he would have done it anyway. Oh da Bears….

  15. It looks like our friend Sam will deploy the infamous “DeLorean” defense and try to prove government entrapment. Sadly, it’s probably not going to work. One poster stated they usually won’t pursue a case of this type with any kind of vigor unless it’s rock solid – this appears to be pretty solid. Good luck with all that, Sam.

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