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Trial Date Set for Former Bear Sam Hurd

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    A federal judge has set an April 2 trial date in Dallas for former Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd.

    Hurd, 26, is accused of trying to establish a drug-dealing network. He was arrested in December during an undercover sting. The Bears released him a few days after the arrest.

    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.

    Authorities said they caught Hurd telling an undercover agent that he and a co-conspirator already distributed cocaine throughout the Chicago area and needed more supply.

    In an order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis set a pretrial conference for March 21, according to the Associated Press. The trial could be delayed by motions filed beforehand.

    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.

    Last month Hurd hired new attorneys Michael McCrum of San Antonio and Jay Ethington of Dallas to defend him against the accusations.

    Hurd pleaded not guilty to charges.