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Star Football Player's Secret Drug Dealing Life

Sam Hurd was cut from the Bears after he was arrested for drug trafficking.
2:06 | 12/17/11

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Chicago Bears have cut one of their big time players wide receiver Sam -- -- two days after he was arrested on charges of setting up a major drug dealing -- So why other professional athlete and respected family man earning millions of dollars wanna be a drug kingpin ABC's Barbara Pinto has more. On the field and off -- wide receiver Sam Hurd was known as the solid player and a solid man. A devout Christian married to his college sweetheart. Raising a daughter in -- suburban home everyone at the bears say good guy great guy quoting the Bible great got to be around. Obviously he was Conning them if he was involved in this but federal investigators say her -- a double life. The 26 year old was arrested outside the steak house Wednesday after a filet mignon dinner with undercover agents posing as drug dealers. A federal complaint alleges -- wanted to buy and distribute ten kilos of cocaine and a thousand pounds of marijuana. A week. It appears that he was a full time drug dealer if you believe what the government says in the complaint and a part time football player. Most perplexing to fans heard just signed a five million dollar deal with the bears and just -- But the one point three million dollar signing bonus. -- the -- they knew where. Help -- hey you OK did -- -- -- like this. Authorities allege his drug empire would have earned him far more -- Up to 700000. Dollars a week you always here for his lawyer vowed to fight the charges and denied rumors is. Client was dealing drugs to other players. Out of respect to the NFL out of respect to his teammates have respect to other players. -- 100%. Denies that allegation. The Chicago Bears cut Sam -- on Friday and said they did their homework before they hired and there was nothing that we found. There would create a flag -- alert we're real concerned. And -- -- -- sentence the player who appeared to have a bright future now faces up to forty years in prison. For Good Morning America Barbara Pinto ABC news Chicago. -- --

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