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Hurd Held on Federal Drug Ring Charges

Bears wideout Sam Hurd was arrested on federal drug charges Wednesday evening



    Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd will spend one more night in federal custody in Chicago before heading to Dallas on Friday to face a judge on federal drug charges.

    Hurd appeared briefly Thursday afternoon before Administrative Judge Young B. Kim, where prosecutors alleged Hurd was involved in a Dallas-to-Chicago cocaine operation that his own drug associates said was moving $100,000 to $200,000 worth of cocaine every week.

    Hurd appeared in court wearing a dark gray, v-neck T-shirt, black jeans and black dress shoes. He was not handcuffed. His wife, Stacee, was in the courtroom, as was the Bears' security chief Tom Dillon.

    Prosecutors said they're willing to discuss bond. A hearing has been scheduled for 2 p.m. prior to Hurd's transport to Texas.

    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)

    "Sam stands ready to fight this case and we're going to take it one step at a time. We're going to take it day by day," Hurd's attorney, Brett Greenfield, said after the hearing.

    Hurd remains on the Bears' roster, though he was listed as non-practicing Thursday.

    Hurd was arrested Wednesday evening outside Morton's Steakhouse in Rosemont.