Why Would NFL Player Allegedly Lead Double Life?

Sam Hurd could face 40 years in prison over drug accusations.
1:50 | 12/16/11

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Another star in a strange spotlight tonight Sam -- of the Chicago Bears. Friends call him god fearing a family man so isn't possible he was leading a double life. Which could send him to prison for forty years of why would someone earning millions of dollars risk everything. ABC's Barbara Pinto is in Chicago. On the field bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was known for -- good hands off the field for his good character. A devout Christian married to his college sweetheart raising a young daughter in this suburban home. Everyone at the bears say good guy great guy quoting the Bible great got to be around. Obviously he was Conning them -- he was involved in this and he led a double life. On Wednesday the 26 year old was arrested at this steakhouse a federal complaint alleges he was trying to broker a deal over dinner. To buy and distribute a thousand pounds of marijuana. And up to ten kilos of cocaine a week. Her didn't realize he was dealing with undercover federal agents. 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 had heard just signed a five million dollar deal with -- -- -- isn't fun out there. -- the one point three million dollar signing bonus. This evening and as much money well I need so. But authorities allege his drug empire when it earned him far more up to 700000. Dollars a week. It hurts lawyer vowed to fight the charges and denied speculation that his client -- -- to others. Players -- 100%. Denies that allegation. It's patently and totally false. Tonight the man who appeared to have it all has been cut from his team and could face forty years in prison. Barbara Pinto ABC news Chicago.

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