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Old 12-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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NFL Player trying to be drug kingpin?

News that a NFL player got busted trying to be a drug kingpin:

Source: Hurd provided drugs to other NFL players - CBS News

Interesting that according to the article, there's a double digit list of name of NFL players who he was dealing to.

As they say..."just the tip of the iceberg"
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This is really a sad story. Sam Hurd is was a local hero in the San Antonio area and this news really shocked a bunch of people.
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His salary from the Bears this year was to be $2 million. Guess that wasn't enough for him.
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Shocking indeed! I live near Chicago and have many friends who are lifelong Bears fans. This is just one more setback starting with Cutler's injury in a very sad year for the program, the wheels have come off. Their last two games, Chiefs & Broncos, were cruel and unusual punishment to watch. To borrow a well used Cubs saying, 'wait til next year.'
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His salary from the Bears this year was to be $2 million. Guess that wasn't enough for him.
This is the amazing thing to me. Why risk that kind of money in an activity like this?

Not that I would ever deal drugs anyhow, but like so many criminal activities, it seems to me that doing it small time just isn't worth the effort and the small risk of a big consequence. And doing it big time is too much of a risk of big consequences. Now, for somebody with little/nothing to lose, that risk/reward could look different. But a guy making $2M, and the chances for big promotional $$$? Crazy. I almost hope he was using, it would at least explain the stupidity.

He wanted to move 1000# of weed and something like 10 kilos of cocaine a week. How can you do that w/o attracting attention? Ooops, I guess you can't.

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His salary from the Bears this year was to be $2 million. Guess that wasn't enough for him.
This is the amazing thing to me. Why risk that kind of money in an activity like this?

Not that I would ever deal drugs anyhow, but like so many criminal activities, it seems to me that doing it small time just isn't worth the effort and the small risk of a big consequence. (snip)

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I have asked myself the same question on a smaller scale. This past year several employees in the City department I work for have been fired because they were abusing their access to billing records to fiddle their utility bills. I still can't fathom why anyone would risk losing their job to gain the small amounts of money that were involved, especially in a rotten economy like this. Even if a person is dishonest enough to ignore the ethical aspect, you'd think simple self interest would stop them.
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Hurd's plan was to move more than $500,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana every week. His Bears' salary must have been his seed money to get the operation underway.
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Perhaps he was involved with drugs and distribution before his success a a football player and used his prosperity and connections to get an edge in that business.
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Apparently, he was having some success as a dealer as he wanted to increase the amount of dealing. The story is just difficult (shocking) to comprehend in that either he was a football player moonlighting as a big time drug dealer or a big time drug dealer moonlighting as a football player.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,3517473.story
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