Friday, December 16, 2011

Bears Wide Receiver Is A Drug Lord - Arrested


I'm not sure how you can juggle being a successful NFL wide receiver and crime boss, but Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd sure tired to do so. Apparently Sam spent much of his downtime distributing and selling drugs in the greater Chicago area. Just wait until someone turns up a PSA of him telling kids to stay off drugs. Anyway, although he was selling 4 kilos of coke a week, he wanted more and he got greedy. Enter the federal government who set up a sting and the next thing you know Sam and his partner are arrested and charged with so many violations they will be in jail for a long long time. If Sam had stuck to his four kilos a week he would have probably kept going indefinitely. So, do you think this violates the NFL drug policy?

30 comments:

Layna Day said...

Some reports are suggesting that Hurd sold drugs to other NFL players and the FBI has the list. I'm not sure if that's true, but it would interesting if it were.

I'm sure Hurd was making decent money playing football. Why couldn't he have been happy with that? Some folks just don't get it.

Feisty said...

This is ten kinds of crazy. He was in a position he could be doing any kind of side business thing he wanted to fund, and he chose this? What a waste of opportunity.

Ms Cool said...

This is crazy. He could go to jail for 40 years. I read about the other players and am hoping, hoping, hoping it doesn't include any Packers.

sunshine said...

wow guess the bears werent payin enough

Rita said...

Some just can't help it. No matter the opportunity, they'd rather play thugs. How many others would've been thankful to be playing in the NHL, and to have a bit of his talent... As a football player, of course.

Football has become quite criminal in the past few months hasn't it? With the child abuse, dog rings, and now drug lords. Not the Football God fearing sport I grew up on.

Syko said...

I really miss the athletes who were role models.

kltx said...

Well at least when he gets out of prison he will have his NFL retirement to live on. Look at the bright side.

kltx said...

@Syko, professional sports never had role models, now we just know who they really are.

Layna Day said...

Yeah, with the Internet and camera phones, the days of public figures hiding their discretions are long over.

Seachica said...

I'm surprised we haven't seen a drug ring leader before. You take a bunch of guys who grew up in neighborhoods with gangs and crime, and give them some money and fame -- some are going to use that money and fame for gang/criminal activity. If its what you know, and what your childhood friends are doing, it's easier to take that path than to be clean. And don't forget that these guys are surrounded by a bunch of young dudes with serious money. Perfect clients for a drug dealer.

EmEyeKay said...

It's gonna make a great movie!

nancer said...

kltx, i disagree. shit, a lot of NBA vets hate the new 'thug' element in basketball. it's in the NFL too. i DO think it's new. not saying the old guys were saints. but i don't believe they were doing shit like this.

kltx said...

Nancer, I disagree there was always good and bad. There have always been Greant Hills and there have always been wife beater, drunks, cheaters and worse. The internet is just not as forgiving as other media outlets.

figgy said...

Right @Ms Cool, please none of The Pack! ;-)

I wonder if he'll kick his own ass for this, or try to blame others...?

Ray said...

The NFL is a joke when it comes to policing themselves! You have rapists, murders, druggies, wife beaters, dog killers and lord knows what else and yet because these "men" can play football the league turns a blind eye...I'm sick of it! Rest assured that if by
SOME chance nothing comes of this the NFL will reinstate this scumf*cker!

MISCH said...

What an idiot.

Cecilia00 said...

I can't decide what bothers me more - the drugs or the pi$$ing away of a golden opportunity and life that so many can only dream of.

Mother Campfire said...

Seachica, you're talking about just a few kids, right? A lot of NFL players were groomed for the career, very disciplined, and went to great schools (hence their opportunity to get noticed for drafts). It's not like recruiters lassoed in a bunch of wild animals from the streets. ;) But I get your point about not being able to change your spots once you're in a high profile position. That is certainly true.

Seachica said...

@Mother Campfire - yes, I'm talking about a subset of NFL players - certainly not all of them. It only takes a few bad ones to hurt the image for everyone else. And in the case of the NFL (and other pro sports leagues), you have some who grew up with bad influences. Combine that with big money, and you're going to get trouble.

I agree that it is getting worse, for reasons of modern information AND socio-economic factors. In the past, you didn't see the outrageous salaries and enormous sense of protection/entitlement that are afforded to modern athletes. In past generations, you also didn't have athletes who had grown up in such violent gang/drug cultures. You take the mix of big money and street ties...is it any surprise that this happens?

The Black Cat said...

I agree, it WILL be a good movie! :)

Sorka8 said...

Arrogance,
Stupidity,
and Greed.

Yup, that about covers it.

nancer said...

kltx, i didn't say there weren't bad guys. but there was not the degree of thuggery there is today. i grew up with guys out there like johnny unitas and gale sayers.

this culture is sick.

sussique said...

It's fun to be a king pin....until you get one shoved up your ass in prison.

MadLyb said...

I think greed and power have gotten out of control. It seems to have become embedded in American culture, particularly since the 1980's. Something's got to give. It feels like watching dominoes falling with all that's going on in the news these days.

Snakeoiler said...

He used to be on the Cowboys, so, naturally, he is a thug.

Geebz said...

Dumbass!

30whatsnext said...

This is what we call Capitalism.

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Layna Day - Yeah, I'd love to see that list!

What an idiot.

Dishtlk said...

@emeyekaye lmao take that Blind Side!! I hope Sandy wins another Oscar ;)
Also, and I hate that I think like this, but how did he not have some lackies to do his bidding... Not a very smart crime boss.

Moonmaid said...

If you've ever seen that documentary about the Florida HS football team that went to State championship and the kid who was trying to pass his SATs so he could accept his Florida State scholarship offer you'd understand this story. Some people never leave the hard core ghetto mentality behind. They don't understand the need to - all they understand is money and power and feel invincible. Michael Vick is another example. My kid plays football but thank God we are at a school that values academic accomplishment and personal accountability just as much as football talent. One star kid who did some ghetto shit was busted and suspended for most of the season, despite the fact that he was a can't-miss college football prospect with heaps of talent. He ended up redeeming himself and going out as a star with an understanding of what it means to pick yourself up from the lowest point possible and redeem yourself as a human being. Our coach throwing him off the team was the best thing that ever happened to him.