Stop us if ya Hurd this one ...
Apparently, Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on Wednesday by undercover Homeland Security agents after attempting to set up regular purchases of marijuana and cocaine to expand a drug distribution system he already had going.
The Chicago Sun-Times broke the story earlier.
The Bears said this morning: "We are aware of Sam's arrest and are continuing to gather details. We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise."
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver signed a three-year, $5.1 million deal July 29. He has only eight catches this season so far, and has been caught once.
According to reports, Hurd met with an undercover Homeland Security agent to buy 5-10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week.
He would then distribute the narcotics in Chicago, according to his (foiled) plan.
Most stunningly, Hurd said he was already dealing four kilos of cocaine every week in the greater Chicago area with a co-conspirator, but that wasn't cutting it.
The agency believes Hurd committed 21 possible violations of federal statute in a timeline that goes from July of this year through last night's apprehension.
Safe to say, despite his close physical proximity to Tim Tebow last Sunday in the Bears' OT loss to the Denver Broncos, those two ballers are poles apart.