Bears WR Hurd arrested
Lake Forest, IL – Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested in Chicago on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Tribune reported Hurd allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. The Northern Illinois product told an undercover agent that he wanted up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area, according to a report the paper cited that was filed by a special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"We are aware of Sam's arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it," the Bears said in a statement. "We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information."
Hurd signed a three-year contract with the Bears this past offseason after playing the previous five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. The 26-year-old has been primarily used on special teams by the Bears.