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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Genius Alert: Chicago Bears Sam Hurd Arrested For Drugs

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Every once in a while we get a story like this one that
makes you scratch your head so hard it leaves a bruise.
Here's a guy who was earning a base salary of over
$650,000 this year, and since it's his sixth year in
the league, it's safe to say that if he is the guy
everyone thought he was, could have a million or two
stashed away for a rainy day, all the while still living
a decent life. Sam Hurd today joined the list of
geniuses in the NFL that don't think it's enough, he
wanted more. Now he may reach the point were he won't
even be getting that base salary anymore, and he will
NEED more.

Is it really to many shots to the head?,Or perhaps the
basket weaving classes he took in college in order to
stay academically eligible to play football that failed
to educate him enough to not make theses types of foolish
moves? What is it about GREED that makes some one who
is at the pinnacle of his profession to do such stupid and
bone headed things? I am truly at a loss. By the way,
forget about that 650k+ base salary. The deal he signed
earlier this year was worth $5.1 million and all he had
to do was play three years for that. Now not only may he
lose that, but he may be asked to give back part of the
$1.35 million in signing bonus. A great example of why
NFL salaries are not guaranteed, and you thought is was

The best or worst part of this story, depending on how you
wish to view it is still to come. According to a report
from 670 The Score in Chicago, Bears WR Sam Hurd supplied
drugs to NFL players numbering in the "double digits."*
Roger Goodell is gonna love this, well, not really.
It won't make a difference what Goodell thinks, Hurd's
career is over. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Hurd
was looking to buy "5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000
pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago
area."* A real community guy, huh? Sam Hurd faces up to
40 years in prison. I can't wait to see who the next member
of this genius club is going to be.

*CBS Chicago

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

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