He was missing practice and seemed very distant.His team decided to look into the strange behavior.
He has been incarcerated since 2013 and will be in jail until 2028: all because he made the worst mistake of his life.Before Federal agents were able t0 take down Hurd, he was earning around $700,000 a week on the sale of his drugs.
By the time he had reached high school, the naturally athletic young man had sprouted like a weed.After playing five years with the Cowboys, Sam decided to move on. On August 9, 2012, Hurd was arrested a second time, for violating his bond. Same goes for Matt Forte. Despite all of his good work and a successful radio show on The Huddle, something wasn’t right. “Behind closed doors, you never know. His family and friends were distant and disappointed in him. You get used to having him around.""He brings (the case) up sometimes — just talking about how ... he probably shouldn't have loaned money to or given money to certain people in the past," Arch said.Following his arrest in December, Hurd was indicted in January, along with another man. He had worked as a mechanic and salesman at other Firestone locations before becoming the manger in Coppell, according to records and interviews.When the Tribune spoke with Hurd this month, he pulled his black Mercedes with a cross dangling from the rear-view mirror into the parking lot of the San Antonio Food Bank. Authorities and his lawyer identify Chavful as Hurd's cousin.After he was indicted, he told authorities in a July 30 interview that the drugs — he allegedly tried to buy five kilograms of cocaine and an additional 200 pounds of marijuana — were for Hurd, records show. "I can't be mad or nothing. Blame yourself and your union. Just hate the process, hate all this, hate that you even got to go through it. This time it was in San Antonio, for allegedly using drugs. He served as the "bodyguard" at the hair salon next door, staying until employees finished their shift.Chavful told investigators he called a number stored in his phone for "Big Sam" three times on June 6 to assure Hurd that the drugs were coming to Chavful's store. On Nov. 13, former Cowboys and Bears receiver Sam Hurd faced possible life in prison for drug trafficking. Even as an adult, he would regularly quote from scripture and even had some of his favorite Bible passages tattooed on himself.After the drug test failure, a federal judge later ordered Hurd to be jailed indefinitely. Police raided the business, and Chavful was arrested. They live for the challenge, strive to be the best or to push the boundaries in some way. He was dropped off around 10 a.m. to meet a friend and has not been seen or heard from since.Police are asking for help locating a missing man out of Pleasant Ridge who was last seen Christmas Day.Anyone with information on Hurd's whereabouts is encouraged to call Cincinnati Police at 513-765-1212.Hurd is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds, according to police. As a free agent, he could sign with other organizations, and on July 29, 2011, he secured a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Samuel George Hurd, III is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears. Records also show Hurd allegedly bought 30 pounds of marijuana while out on bail and tried a few weeks later to buy an additional 200 pounds, plus 5 kilograms of cocaine.He volunteered at a food pantry.Hurd's attorney, Michael McCrum, said allegations tying Chavul to Hurd are unfounded.His lawyer, Andrew Garcia, is a local attorney who helped Lujan get traffic citations dismissed a few years ago, records show. Hurd was handed a chance at NFL fame, but Sam had other ambitions in mind. Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying 5 to 10 kilograms of … However, they were unable to find any wrongdoing.He was arrested in Chicago for allegedly attempting to purchase and distribute large quantities of cocaine and marijuana. While out on bail, he tested positive for marijuana in two urine tests. He remains in custody.Hurd was indicted with Toby Lujan, 27, store manager at a Firestone Complete Auto Care, just off the highway in Coppell, Texas.According to records and interviews, the prosecution's case expands beyond Chicago and Texas. Otherwise I could have a reality show as much as everybody else," he said.