Will Yoder
Thursday December 15th, 2011

Update: 12:34 P.M. - According to the Dallas Morning News, Hurd reportedly had been negotiating for drugs since his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. He allegedly resumed the negotiations (including face-to-face meetings with an undercover federal agent). Hurd told the dealer he wanted "to purchase five to ten kilos of cocaine, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana, per week," for distribution Chicago.

Original: 12:15 P.M. - Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on federal charges in Chicago Wednesday night after he allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a North Texas supplier, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A Bears spokesperson said they were unaware of the arrest and would look into the situation. The charges are currently being investigated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Dallas. Hurd played for the Dallas Cowboys for five seasons before signing a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears this offseason. On the season, the 26-year-old has hauled in eight catches for 109 yards.

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