Bears Receiver Sam Hurd Arrested

Bears Receiver Sam Hurd Arrested

Roy Williams was difficult to digest news of a close friend and colleague, Bears receiver Sam Hurd, who was arrested Wednesday night and subsequently charged with one count of conspiracy to possess a half kilograms of cocaine with intent to spread.

Williams has always been a great respect for Herd, and his teammate for two-plus seasons with the Cowboys.

"It's just really shocking to me,''Williams said Thursday." And I'm kind of pissed off at him, too, because it really is a selfish act. He led us in the wide receiver group in which we were so close. He led a wide receivers coach, head coach, Bears organization and the city. But that's my boy, too.''

Heard, who played in college at Northern Illinois, entered the NFL in 2006 as an undrafted free agent with the Cowboys. He spent five seasons with them before signing a three-year contract with the Bears in the offseason. His contract, which includes a $ 1350000 signing bonus, if the base value of $ 4.15 million, making it out of solutions, which are much more interesting.

Coach Lovie Smith said the team learned of the arrest Hurd after the receiver did not come to team meetings on Thursday morning. Smith argued Bears completed a comprehensive background check before you sign Hurd in July.

"I do not think there is nothing criminal about it, that someone knows something,''Smith said." But, as I think I know most of you, you really do not know what people do when something you're not with them. I know that anyone we bring to the end here, we had long sought to learn everything, if there is something there and it was not. There was nothing we did not know about Sam.''

When asked about the 26-year-old Heard was still on the roster, Smith replied: "Yes, it is still a member of the Bears. Of course, no one has really had a chance to talk with Sam right now. But it's still part of the (group) .''

As details of the arrest spread Heard Thursday at Halas Hall, the players shook their heads in disbelief. This was far from the picture they painted of the Herd is based in their daily interaction with them. He often smiled and sang spiritual music while walking around the dressing room.

"He's a good teammate, Urlacher said poluzaschitnik''Brayan Heard." He comes to work every day and works hard. Out here, I do not know him very well. But he comes to work every day and practice hard and play hard. That is all I know about him. He friendly guy.''

Hurd, a native of San Antonio, was three-sport star at Brackenridge High School, as well as inscriptions in basketball and track. He finished his second career NIU in school history in receiving yards (2322) and the third goal in receptions (21).

In five seasons with the Cowboys, caught 45 passes Heard for 630 yards and two touchdowns. Hurd, who caught eight passes for 109 yards in 12 games this season, was signed primarily to special teams contributor.

Smith said the Heard's arrest will not affect the focus of the team. Linebacker Lance Briggs was asked about the Bears to deal with another distraction.

"We're grown men,''said Briggs." You do not go through the football season, without being distracted. Distraction is not expected. This is a game in which we are professionals and you have to approach it that way. There's a sports side, there is the business side, and then there's the personal side. And when it comes to business as a professional, you should take care of business.''

NFL career Hurd, apparently, will probably be more now that he faces a hefty prison sentence if convicted. Williams, who expressed his sympathy to his wife and daughter Hurd, was asked what he might say if Hurd has decided to lend a hand.

"Never mind,''Williams said." He adult. This is not what he 12. He knew what he was doing and what he got himself into. There's nothing I can say.''

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