*Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is being held today on federal drug charges after allegedly attempting to purchase over a pound of cocaine from an undercover agent, and is alleged to be one of the top drug dealers in the Chicago area, reports ABC News.
Police are also reportedly in possession of a list of NFL players who were allegedly supplied with illegal drugs by Hurd. If released on bond today he will be sent to Texas, where the criminal complaint was filed, according to The Associated Press.
The list of players that Hurd allegedly supplied is “in the double-digits,” a source told Chicago’s 670 The Score.
“Sam intends to fight these charges, and we intend to defend him fully. We have complete confidence in him,” said prominent attorney David Kenner, who successfully defended rapper Snoop Dogg against a murder charge.
According to the criminal complaint, Hurd, 26, met with an undercover agent at Morton’s restaurant in Rosemont, Ill., and told the agent that he was interested in buying five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana weekly to distribute across the Chicago area. As the agent and Hurd dined on $300 worth of filet mignon, the wide receiver allegedly said that he and another person were already distributing approximately four kilos of cocaine weekly in Chicago, but needed a new supplier that could meet their demand.
Hurd allegedly told the agent that while his partner handled most of their drug deals, he was responsible for the “higher-end deals.”
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