Former Dallas Cowboys player Sam Hurd facing drug charges

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by KAREN HAWKINS and SHANNON POWELL

Associated Press and WFAA.com

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 15 at 8:07 PM

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears wide receiver and former Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd is facing federal drug charges. He allegedly tried to buy drugs from a North Texas supplier.

Federal prosecutors filed a complaint against Hurd early Thursday. He was arrested on Wednesday and is in custody in Chicago.

According to the federal complaint, Hurd was arrested Wednesday after meeting with an undercover agent at a Chicago restaurant. The complaint says Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying five to10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area.

Investigators say he also requested a Mexican cell phone because he did not think it could be traced.

Hurd, a San Antonio native, played for five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and is in his first season with the Bears. He has contributed mostly on special teams, playing in 77 games overall with six starts and two career touchdowns. He has played in 12 games this year, catching eight passes for 109 yards.

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