Evans Clinchy
Thursday January 5th, 2012

Former Cowboys and Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd made headlines three weeks ago when he was arrested outside a Chicago steakhouse for attempting to buy a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent. Now it's official -- he's been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug conspiracy and possession charges, according to the AP.

Hurd and codefendant Toby Lujan have been accused of single counts of cocaine possession and conspiracy to possess cocaine. Hurd remained free on $100,000 bond.

Hurd was arrested on Dec. 14 for attepting to purchase of five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana. He could be sentenced to 10 years to life in prison if convicted of conspiracy, and up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the possession count. Hurd’s attorney, David Kenner of Encino, Calif., has declined comment on the indictment.

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