Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday night and faces federal drug charges.
Hurd was arrested after a meeting with an uncover agent at a Chicago-area restaurant. He allegedly walked out of the restaurant with a package of drugs and was arrested.
Hurd allegedly tried to purchase cocaine and marijuana, according to reports.
“We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it,” the Bears said in a statement, according to ESPN Chicago. “We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information.”
According to the criminal complaint, Hurd was looking to buy “five to ten kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week, for distribution in the Chicago area,” during a meeting with an undercover agent. The complaint says Hurd allegedly agreed to pay $25,000 per kilogram of cocaine and $450 per pound of marijuana. It also says that he allegedly had another supplier who gave him approximately four kilograms of cocaine per week in the Chicago area, but that person could not supply him with enough quantity he needed.
“Hurd further stated that his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals as Hurd focus on the ‘higher-end’ deals,” the complaint reads.
Hurd then walked out of the meeting with a bag containing a kilogram of cocaine, placed the bag in his vehicle, and was then placed under arrest, according to the complaint.
The complaint was filed in Texas, and according to the AP, Hurd faces up to 40 years in prison in convicted.
The NFL is looking into the arrest, according to reports.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was “disappointed,” and said the team was gathering information regarding Hurd’s arrest.
Smith said he had no reason to suspect that Hurd was involved in anything that the shocking complaint alleges.
“I’m in shock over it,” he said, “never saw it coming…my dealings with Sam here…has all been good, he’s a guy that showed up everyday to get ready to go to work.”
There was also a report by a local CBS radio station that said police have a list of NFL players who got drugs through Hurd.