As if things were not bad enough for Bears’ fans with the loss of Jay Cutler and other mishaps, Bears wide received Samuel Hurd, 26, has been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine. Hurd looks like he was sacked in a pretty damning sting operations where he not only is caught arranging delivery of coke and pot but actually accepts a sample (the latter move should have been a tip off of a sting operation).
Prosecutors say that Hurd began drug dealing in Dallas told an ICE undercover agent at a restaurant that he wanted 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine, at $25,000 per kilogram, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana at $450 per pound per week for distribution.
Hurd reportedly identified himself as a Bears player and that any delivery would have to wait for him to be finish at work. For those of us who are Bears fans, this only confirms the view that our players seem a bit unfocused on the game — in this case, moon-lighting as a drug dealer.
It is of course mystifying why such a high-paid professional athlete would feel the need or desire to be a drug dealer and now face 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Between players in recovery or the hoosegow, our team appears diminishing even faster than our hopes and dreams. Now if only the tapes mentioned his co-conspirator Aaron Rogers, he might still do us some good. Right now, incarceration looks like the only thing that will stop that man.
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