Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd had been arrested on Wednesday night for federal drug charges.
According to numerous sources, the NFL wideout was in the middle of a drug negotiation in Chicago. Hurd allegedly attempted to purchase around 5 to 10 kilos of cocaine, in addition to 1,000 pounds of marijuana from an undercover agent.
Sam Hurd’s main objective was clear. Distribute all the drugs throughout the city of Chicago and at the same time… play football with the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, things are not always that easy and Hurd was arrested for his actions.
The Chicago Bears football team is stunned of the situation. Coach Lovie Smith had a few words to say:
“There’s not a whole lot more I can say about it. We’re still gathering information on it. I just know that there’s disappointment right now with our entire football team.”
All-star middle linebacker, Brian Urlacher mentioned his frustrations as well.
“It’s sad for him. I’m not sure what’s going on. But you never want to hear one of your teammates, something like this happens to them.
“He’s a good teammate. That’s what I know of him. He comes to work every day and works hard. Outside of here, I don’t know him very well. But he comes to work every day and practices hard and plays hard. That’s all I know of him.
It’s hard to defend a guy, such as Sam Hurd in this type of situation. How could someone who plays for the NFL even think of making additional income? Even if it was indeed the case; there are still plenty of other positive ways to make money. (Ex. endorsements, TV Shows, autograph signings)
Everyday, normal people go to work hating their jobs. Others don’t even have positions. Sam Hurd is living a dream and is being given an opportunity to play football at the highest level. Yet, it amazes me that it’s still not enough.
Rumors have spread that Sam Hurd was also dealing to other NFL players around the league. If this happens to be true, this arrest has the possibility of spiraling out of media control.
Sam Hurd is dedicated to fighting the charges. Hurd currently has not yet spoken about the arrest due to more investigations ahead.
If you thought Sam Hurd wasn’t making enough money in the league, get that idea out of your head. Hurd had signed a three-year deal with the Bears this past offseason worth up to $5.15 million with a $1.35 million signing bonus.
Most of us, including myself, would go to hell and back for that type of money. Apparently, for Sam Hurd, the cash just wasn’t enough.
How does it feel to be the Tony Montana of Chicago? Not so cool after all.
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