NFL player arrested on federal drug charges

Agents say Hurd, 26, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Wednesday night


By Jim Barnett
CNN.com

WASHINGTON — NFL player Samuel Hurd has been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.

Agents say Hurd, 26, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Wednesday night after a five-month investigation that began in Dallas, where Hurd once played for the Cowboys. Authorities say he was trying to set up a drug distribution network in Chicago.

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