Former Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd ‘has been released from federal prison – 10 years to 15 years in prison for attempted drug purchase and trafficking’
Ex-Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd has reportedly been released from prison, after serving 10 years behind bars on drug trafficking charges.
According to the Fast newsHurd is now in community confinement in San Antonio following his release from federal prison on Jan. 31.
The 37-year-old’s scheduled release date is reportedly May 30.
Hurd was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was arrested outside a Chicago steakhouse in December 2011 for attempting to buy and distribute drugs, but was caught in a federal stabbing.
Then Hurd, then 28 years old, was a member of the Chicago Bears. Of course, his NFL career ended before the 2013 penalty.
Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd was reportedly released from federal prison late last month
Hurd (R), pictured next to Tony Romo, spent five seasons wideout for the Cowboys
However, he avoided life in prison by pleading guilty to one count of attempting to purchase and distribute large amounts of marijuana and cocaine.
According to a federal complaint – via AP – Hurd told an undercover officer he wanted to distribute 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana per week in the Chicago area.
Hurd claimed he was already handing out 10 pounds a week, according to the indictment. A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.
At the time, Hurd was in the first season of a three-year deal with the Bears, worth more than $5 million.
Prior to his time in Chicago, Hurd had five seasons with the Cowboys from 2006-2010. He was an undiscovered candidate from Northern Illinois.
Throughout his NFL career, Hurd played 77 games, recording 53 receptions, 739 yards and two touchdowns.
The Northern Illinois alum was a year into a three-year deal with CHI when he was arrested