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Former Bear Sam Hurd's Sentencing Pushed Back



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    BOURBONNAIS, IL - AUGUST 06: Sam Hurd #81 of the Chicago Bears works out during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on August 6, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Former Bear Sam Hurd pleaded guilty to drug charges in April, but he will have to wait a little longer to find out about his punishment.

    His sentencing was pushed back to August, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Why Sam Hurd Was a Distraction

    [CHI] Why Sam Hurd Was a Distraction
    The Bears can't say their teammates drug allegations didn't provide a distraction. (Published Monday, Dec 19, 2011)

    Hurd awaits sentencing for one charge of buying cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute it. He was arrested in December of 2011, when he was still on the Bears' roster, for buying drugs from an undercover officer at a restaurant in Rosemont.

    Hurd was cut by the Bears soon after and went through more than a year of legal wrangling before pleading guilty in April to one count. Now, officials need more time to finish his pre-sentencing report, so he won't be sentenced until Aug. 14. He could be sentenced up to life in prison and a $10 million fine.

    Angelo on Hurd: There Were No Flags

    [CHI] Angelo on Hurd: There Were No Flags
    Bears GM Jerry Angelo speaks to reporters about the arrest of wide receiver Sam Hurd on federal drug charges. (Published Friday, Dec 16, 2011)