Sam Hurd Was the Tony Montana of Chicago (Allegedly)
We’ve reported about several athletes who have been busted with drugs here at LBS. Just two weeks ago we shared the story of two Redskins players who were busted for failing multiple marijuana tests. In April, there was a Duke football player kicked off the team after being caught trafficking cocaine. And way back in the day, there was Nate Newton who was arrested in 2002 with 175 pounds of weed in his truck. But nothing — and I mean nothing — can possibly compare to what Sam Hurd was doing (allegedly).
Hurd was busted by an undercover federal agent for setting up a deal to purchase absurd quantities of weed and coke.
“Authorities allege that Hurd negotiated to buy five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week for distribution in the Chicago area. He agreed to pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 a pound for the marijuana, according to the charges.”
He negotiated to buy and distribute as much as $700,000 worth of drugs per week. We could offer cocaine and pot on this site for free and still not be able to move that much merch.
Most of his teammates expressed shock over the allegations. Even the ones who may have known that Hurd was a drug dealer probably never realized the scale. We’re talking drug kingpin. He was to drugs what Aaron Rodgers is to quarterbacks. The amounts here are ridiculous. He’s facing 40 years in prison. Strange for a church-goer who was described as a nice guy, huh?