Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is set to appear in court to request bail Friday afternoon, two days after a federal agent said he picked up a kilo of cocaine at a steakhouse, according to CNN affiliates.

Hurd’s arrest stunned players and reporters who know him, and it seems they’re not so much in disbelief over the arrest of a professional athlete on drug charges as they are over how the criminal complaint makes this seemingly swell fellow out to be the “Freeway” Ricky Ross of the Chi-town.

According to the complaint, Hurd, 26, whose base salary was $685,000 this year, met with a confidential informant and federal agent at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday.

There, the complaint says, he told the pair that he and another person were running 4 kilograms of cocaine into the Chicago area each week, but his supplier couldn’t keep up. He then allegedly worked out a deal to receive 5 to 10 kilograms of coke (at $25,000 apiece) and half a ton of marijuana (at $450 a pound) per week.

For the math-challenged, that’s a minimum of $575,000 worth of drugs. Every week.

??? – I don’t understand it. This man makes $685,000 a year. That’s more that most reading this make! WHY would he throw it all away? What made him think that he would not get caught? Unreal.

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6 Comments

  1. The answer to your question is GREED.
    1 Timothy 6:6-10
    6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out . 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content . 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after , they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

  2. I DONT THINK IT WAS GREED JUST A STRUGGLE.S0ME MAY SAY HE WAS DUMB BUT HEY U LIVE HIS LIFE AN WALK IN HIS SHOES.SO ON THAT NOTE NO BODY REALLY KNOWS ANYBODY PROBLEMS.U CAN NOT JUDGE WHAT U DONT KNOW. HOLD YOUR HEAD SAM YOUR LIFE ISNT OVER.

  3. Lance, everybody can use a friend like you. That’s for sure.
    If you ever return, you must use lower case letters.

  4. If you make over 600K per year and resort to selling drugs, that is GREED. His contract, had he played the length of it, was worth almost 4 million dollars. You tell me that if you could make 4 mil legitmately and STILL sell dope, 4-5 kilos per week, there is nothing driving that but the love of money. You cannot rationalize it. Hurd is not some kid out of the projects that is trying to get some sneakers or put food on the table. He is a grown man with a GOOD JOB making a LOT of money and he wanted more. When his client list comes out, that will be a bombshell.

  5. Thanks, Albert.

    I was not even going to try to reason with Lance!