Sam Hurd, the former Dallas Cowboy who plays (well, played) for the Chicago Bears, was known by football fans as a special-team star and a ho-hum receiver. He was also a massive drug kingpin.
Like Tony Montana big.
Rotoworld says it best:
Football was apparently a side job for Hurd, who was one of the top drug dealers in Chicago. His operation makes Nate Newton’s 213 pounds of marijuana look small-time. Doing roughly $2 million worth of business every month, Hurd was looking to buy “5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area.” Hurd faces up to 40 years in prison, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. His football career is over.
Hurd apparently dealt to a lot of current NFL players — “in the double-digits,” according to this report, which is based on a source in law enforcement.
The fallout from this is only just beginning. Soon enough, we’ll find out the names of all the other NFL players who bought from the NFL’s version of Pablo Escobar.