The federal case in which former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd faces drug conspiracy charges took a turn Friday when it was announced that his cousin was arrested on similar charges in Texas, according to a news report.
His cousin Jesse Tyrone Chavful was arrested in San Antonio on Thursday and faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, an ESPN report said.
Agents with the Department of Homeland Security worked with "several cooperating defendants," gathering information leading up to Chavful's arrest, the report said. ESPN reports three defendants alleging Chavful claiming he acted on Hurd's behalf to move more cocaine and marijuana to Chicago, the report stated.
Hurd, 26, is accused of trying to establish a drug dealing network, following an arrest in December during an undercover sting. The Bears release him a few days after the arrest. He has pleaded not guilty and currently awaits his next trial date on August 6.