NFL Player Sam Hurd Attempted To Buy Large Amounts of Cocaine & Pot From An Undercover Cop
How dumb are you, Sam Hurd? No, really: How $^%&@#! dumb are you? You’re living a dream right now. You may not be as well-respected as, say, Andre Johnson or Calvin Johnson, but you are an NFL wide receiver. You’re a key component of the Chicago Bears passing attack. And over the summer, you signed a 3-year, $5 million contract that gives you more money than most people will like in a lifetime. Yet, you just screwed up. Big time. And, you know what? You have no one to blame but yourself for putting yourself in this position.
On Wednesday, the Bears WR got busted in Chicago for allegedly attempting to buy 5-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1000 pounds of marijuana from an undercover agent. He also admitted that he currently has a drug distribution network in Chicago set up with somewhere in the range of four kilograms of coke on the street at any given moment. The feds have been on his case since July 2011 when someone who works closely with Hurd was pulled over in one of his cars. The car contained $88,000 in a duffel bag—which Hurd later called the authorities to collect. They questioned him and then stayed on his case through the use of a confidential informant until they were able to nail him on drug charges on Wednesday after a meeting at a restaurant in Chicago. Now, he faces 40 years in prison for intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. What a crazy situation.
It begs the question: Why in the world do athletes do things like this? Further, why do they mess around in the illegal drug world when they have plenty of legal money coming in? Are they greedy? Do they see drugs as a worthwhile investment? Do they think they’re above the law? I ask because Hurd is far from the first athlete to go down this road. In the past, many other former NFL stars like Mercury Morris, Jamal Lewis, and Travis Henry have also turned to dealing drugs to supplement their NFL contracts. And, in the end, all of them have gone down in flames and paid the ultimate price for doing it.
Let’s hope that all of the young athletes out there learn a lesson from this. You guys are making millions of dollars every year to play sports. You’re earning enough money to take care of yourselves and your families if you play your cards right. And there are plenty of legal options out there for you to try if you’re feeling adventurous with your money. Don’t turn to drugs. It makes you look bad. It makes your leagues look bad. It makes all athletes look bad. And it’s the best way to tarnish your entire legacy. So don’t be like Sam Hurd. That guy is going to be remembered for one thing—being dumb. Is that really how you want to be remembered?