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Bears Cut Sam Hurd

Wideout arrested Wednesday night on federal drug charges



    Chicago Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo confirmed Friday afternoon that the team will cut wideout Sam Hurd, charged this week in a federal drug ring.

    Angelo said during a brief news conference the charges caught the team off guard but not enough to prevent management from doing "the right thing," which is cutting Hurd from the roster.

    Hurd, who was traded from Dallas to the Bears in July, was taken into custody Wednesday night outside Morton's Steakhouse in Rosemont after he accepted a kilo of cocaine from an undercover federal agent he thought was a supplier.

    The GM told press Friday there were no red flags in researching Hurd and nothing ever presented to the Bears by the NFL to contradict that.

    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)

    "We did our homework," Angelo said, noting the Bears did "everything we could possibly do" to research the player.

    When asked, Angelo said Hurd's agent likely had no knowledge of Hurd's past.

    He also declined to go on "any witch hunts about players" when asked whether other players could be linked to the drug ring.

    Attorney: Hurd Ready to Fight Charges

    [CHI] Attorney: Hurd Ready to Fight Charges
    Attorney Brett Greenfield speaks to reporters after Bears' wide receiver Sam Hurd's appearance before a federal magistrate.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011)

    Hurd will be cut Friday afternoon, Angelo said.