Ex-Cowboy Hurd's cousin to plead guilty in drug case

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Associated Press

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

DALLAS (AP) — A cousin of Sam Hurd has agreed to plead guilty in a federal drug conspiracy case involving the former NFL receiver.

Jesse Tyrone Chavful signed a plea agreement Monday on one count of conspiracy to possess 5 or more kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute.

According to the agreement, Hurd asked Chavful last year to find him 10 kilograms of cocaine. Chavful allegedly tried to arrange a deal with people who turned out to be federal informants.

Hurd is accused of establishing a drug ring while playing for the Chicago Bears. He was arrested in December after an alleged meeting to set up a drug buy.

Chavful's attorney, Laura Harper, says Chavful takes "complete responsibility" for his involvement in the case.

Hurd's attorney has dismissed Chavful's testimony as false.

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