Wow, I think you guys may be missing the bigger picture. Who was this dude selling too? What are the implications of his partners in crime? Here are a few suspicions bandied about on Sporting news.com http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2 ... re-players
Another real concern in Chicago and elsewhere around the NFL has to be who was allegedly supplied with drugs from Hurd. Police reports said other NFL players were involved.
According to CBS Chicago, police have a list of names that is in "double digits."
Now we know that he was purchasing an enormous amount of drugs, an amount so large that it would only be bought for resale. I haven't known a lot of folks from the drug-side of town, but I do know that hooking up and/or recruiting friends seemed common practice. This places his football friends and associates in a pretty poor light. I am not naive enough to think that Hurd wouldn't have at some point in time suggested to teammates, Roy Williams or Marian Barber (who each played with him in Dallas and came to Chicago this year) for example, that he good get something for them to get up for or come down from a game, or just some party aides. This is shocking stuff. It's not so much how many players he was dealing to or knew of his involvement, but of the crime connections that come with that practice. Once again Sporting News hints at the unspeakable.
The Bears brought in three former Cowboys during free agency and it's safe to say the moves haven't really worked out.
Two weeks ago WR Roy Williams dropped a possible TD catch at the goal line in a seven-point loss.
Last week, RB Marion Barber fumbled and went out of bounds at the wrong time in a loss at Denver after lining up in the wrong place for a TD-negating penalty against Kansas City.
Now what is implied here? A few things are possible. One is that fellow dopers Barber and Williams were too wasted to make the routine plays in pressure situations. The other is much darker. Could it be that they were fully capable of making the plays but chose not to, perhaps at the behest of some associates who had their money placed against the Bears? A third one that comes to mind is how much did Dallas know about this?, and how much did that prompt them to move each player?
My paranoid, conspiracy self thinks we have haven't Hurd the end of this one by a long shot. Wonder if the league has the stones to do a full scale investigation into this. Don't know how they couldn't, given the integrity of the game is in question. Hey, just sayin'.