Sam Hurd's bail set at $100,000, cut from Bears

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Associated Press

Posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 16 at 3:52 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has set bond at $100,000 for former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd, who was cut from the team after being accused of trying to set up a drug-dealing network.

At a hearing Friday, Judge Young Kim also ordered Hurd to surrender his passport and any firearms.

Hurd must pay all of the $100,000 to be released. He'll be tried in Texas, where the drug charges originate.

Hurd was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he agreed to buy a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent. A criminal complaint says Hurd wanted to set up a drug-distribution network in Chicago.

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo says the team cut Hurd, who was in his first year with the Bears and sixth year in the NFL.

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