Bears' Hurd Arrested On Drug Charge

Former Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd, currently with the Bears, was arrested in Chicago on Wednesday night on federal drug charges.

Hurd is accused of attempting to purchase 500 grams of cocaine from a North Texas supplier, with the intent to distribute it in the Chicago area.

The federal complaint alleges the sixth-year veteran told an undercover informant that he was interested in buying five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to sell.

Signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006, Hurd played five seasons with the team, leaving for the Bears this offseason. Primarily a special teams player, he had eight catches for 109 yards in Chicago this season.

"We are aware of Sam's arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it," the Bears' statement said. "We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information."

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