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Bears' Hurd Facing Drug Charges
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is facing federal drug charges.

Federal prosecutors filed a complaint against Hurd early Thursday. He's in custody in Chicago.

According to the federal complaint, Hurd was arrested Wednesday after meeting with an undercover agent at a Chicago restaurant. The complaint says Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area.

Hurd, a San Antonio native, played for five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and is in his first season with the Bears. He has contributed mostly on special teams, playing in 77 games overall with six starts and two career touchdowns. He has played in 12 games this year, catching eight passes for 109 yards.

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