Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Caught Dealing Cocaine

By Adam K. Raymond 12/15/11

Cops have a double-digit list of NFL players who were Sam Hurd's alleged customers.

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Back in July wide receiver Sam Hurd signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears that could have paid him $5.15 million. Apparently that wasn't enough. Last night the 26-year-old was arrested for buying a kilo of cocaine from an undercover federal agent in Chicago. The drugs weren't for him. At least not all of them. According to police, Hurd told the agent that he and a partner sell about four kilos of cocaine a week in Chicago, and were looking for a new supplier. He then negotiated a deal to purchase five to ten kilos of coke for $25,000 each, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana at $450 per pound every week. The investigation began in July, when an informant told feds Hurd was trying to buy cocaine in the Dallas area. And according to a Chicago radio report, the story's going to get a whole lot worse. A source told 670 The Score that police have a list of NFL players who bought drugs from Hurd and it's "in the double-digits."

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