Bears’ Sam Hurd tried to buy huge amounts of cocaine, pot

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

Backup Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd wanted to make a big score — but not on the field, authorities said.

Hurd told an undercover federal agent who he thought was a drug supplier that he wanted to buy five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute in the Chicago area, a federal complaint filed Thursday states.

In exchange, Hurd allegedly agreed to pay $25,000 per kilo and $450 per pound — which would amount to up to $2.8 million a month.

But instead, the feds arrested Hurd outside a Morton’s The Steakhouse in Rosemont after he accepted a kilo of cocaine from the agent and agreed to pay for it after he got out of practice Thursday — the day Bears players get paid, authorities said in a complaint filed in Texas.

Hurd, 26, faces charges he intended to conspire to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, which carries penalties of up to 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.

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