(Sports Network) - Former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam
Hurd reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to trying to buy cocaine and
marijuana in an attempt to setup a drug-distribution network on Thursday.
Hurd, 27, faces a minimum 10-year sentence for conspiracy to possess cocaine
and marijuana with an intent to distribute, according to the Dallas Morning
News. He was originally arrested in December 2011 in Chicago, while a member
of the Bears, after allegedly accepting a kilogram of cocaine from an
undercover police officer.
Hurd's guilty plea says the former NFL wide receiver "did knowingly,
intentionally and unlawfully" conspire to distribute 100 kilograms or more of
marijuana and 5 kilograms of cocaine between July 2011 and June 6, 2012.
Additionally, Hurd's cousin admitted in federal court last year that he helped
the former NFL player establish a cocaine-distribution network. Prosecutors
have said the plot began when Hurd played for the Cowboys and continued after
he began playing for the Bears.
The Sports Network