Sam Hurd
American football player
Sam Hurd
Samuel George Hurd, III is an American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for six seasons. He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and, though undrafted, was signed after graduation by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006. He played for the Cowboys from 2006–2010 before joining the Chicago Bears in 2011. He was released by the Bears in December 2011, after he was arrested under federal drug charges.
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Drug scheme leads to prison for ex-NFL player Hurd
Yahoo News - over 3 years
DALLAS (AP) — Once an NFL wide receiver and local hero with a $5 million contract, Sam Hurd was reduced to being a convicted felon in orange jail scrubs pleading with a judge to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.
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Former NFL WR Hurd gets 15 years in drug case
Yahoo News - over 3 years
DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in starting a drug-distribution scheme while playing for the Chicago Bears, completing a steep downfall that ended his football career and left his future in tatters.
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Former Bears receiver Hurd gets 15-year prison sentence
Chicago Tribune - over 3 years
A federal judge sentenced former Bears receiver Sam Hurd to 15 years in prison Wednesday. The former Northern Illinois player pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana.
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Former Bears receiver Hurd set for sentencing
Chicago Tribune - over 3 years
Former Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd is facing a possible life sentence today when he appears before a federal judge on a drug-trafficking conviction.
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Former NFL WR Sam Hurd could get life on drug charge
USA Today - over 3 years
Authorities say ex-NFL WR was aspiring drug kingpin.
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Report: Ex-Cowboy smoked marijuana, distributed it to teammates
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
By Tom Orsborn San Antonio Express-News IRVING – Former Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd says he smoked marijuana and distributed it to teammates during his five seasons with the Cowboys. According to a story Sports Illustrated released on its website Tuesday, Hurd admitted to smoking high-grade California marijuana for the last three or four years of his NFL career, “all day, every day, and I didn’t want to hear anyone trying to tell me I had a problem.” Hurd is expected to be sentenced to life in prison in Federal court on Wednesday in Dallas for drug trafficking. Hurd played for the Cowboys from 2006 through 2010, when he signed in free agency with Chicago. Hurd told SI that most of the marijuana he had shipped in from California he smoked himself or shared at a cost with friends, including 20 to 25 teammates spanning his five seasons with the Cowboys. “Whatever was considered the loudest weed in California, I wanted a notch above that,” Hurd told Sports Illustrated from a p ...
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Hurd's cousin gets 8 years
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Former Bear's cousin sentenced in drug case The cousin to former Bears receiver Sam Hurd was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for his role in trying to set up a massive drug trafficking ring.     
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Former NFL WR Sam Hurd's cousin gets 8 years in drug case; Hurd awaits sentencing
Fox News - over 3 years
A co-conspirator and cousin of former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has received eight years in prison for his role in trying to set up a drug-distribution ring.
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Hurd sentencing delayed
Chicago Times - over 3 years
The sentencing for former Bears receiver Sam Hurd, who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking just days before his April trial was set to begin, has been reset for Aug. 14, delaying it by two weeks, court records show.     
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    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 26
    On August 9, 2012 Hurd was arrested again for violating his bond by failing two drug tests.
    More Details Hide Details The report states Hurd failed his first drug test in May and a second on July 12, testing positive for marijuana and admitting to drug use both times. His attorney, Mike McCrum, said Hurd is going through a difficult time and succumbed to pressure, according to the report. A federal judge later ordered Hurd to be jailed indefinitely.
  • 2011
    Age 25
    Police believe that Hurd is connected to a group of dealers arrested in California in August 2011, because a phone number traced to Hurd was found in the caller ID of one of the dealers.
    More Details Hide Details On January 24, after finding a new attorney Hurd entered a plea of not guilty for setting up a drug dealing network.
    The investigation started in July 2011, during the NFL lockout, and while Hurd was a member of the Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details According to the complaint it was alleged that Hurd had negotiated to pay $25,000 per kilogram of cocaine, and another $450 per pound of marijuana.
    On December 14, 2011, Hurd was arrested in Chicago for allegedly attempting to purchase and distribute large quantities of cocaine and marijuana and will be facing federal drug charges in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of Texas.
    More Details Hide Details The case is being investigated by the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
  • 2007
    Age 21
    In 2007, the show was co-hosted by quarterback Tony Romo, but in 2008, Hurd teamed up with wide receiver Terrell Owens for the show that aired on Tuesday nights on KLLI from the House of Blues in Dallas.
    More Details Hide Details Hurd runs a program called "Running with the Hurd," which is aimed at helping underprivileged young children.
    Beginning in 2007, Hurd started co-hosting Inside the Huddle, a one-hour player commentary show that aired on live on 105.3FM Radio in Dallas as well as a 30 minute television show on Time Warner Cable's ESPN2 and Video on Demand service.
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  • 2006
    Age 20
    He ended the 2006 season with 5 catches for 75 yards and collected 11 tackles while also forcing 2 fumbles along with recovering 2 fumbles, while playing on special teams.
    More Details Hide Details After playing five years with the Cowboys, on July 29, 2011, he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. The Bears cut Hurd from the team on December 16, 2011 following his arrest on drug-related charges.
    Against the Houston Texans in the 2006 season, Hurd recorded his first NFL reception on Tony Romo's first NFL pass (33 yards).
    More Details Hide Details Four weeks later, Hurd got his first start against the Arizona Cardinals recording four catches for 42 yards and also caught a touchdown pass that was negated due to offensive pass interference against Patrick Crayton.
    He played for the Cowboys from 2006–2010 before joining the Chicago Bears in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He was released by the Bears in December 2011, after he was arrested on federal drug charges. Hurd attended Brackenridge High School In San Antonio, Texas. At Brackenridge he was an all-state receiver catching 20 touchdowns his senior year. At Northern Illinois University, he teamed with P.J. Fleck, Shatone Powers and Dan Sheldon to form one of the best wide receiver groups in the MAC. Hurd helped NIU to a victory in the 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic in a game that was delayed nearly 40 minutes due to a power outage. In his career at NIU he amassed 143 receptions (tied for fifth in school history), 2,323 yards (second in school history) and 21 receiving touchdowns (third in school history).
    He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and, though undrafted, was signed after graduation by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on April 24, 1985.
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