Sam Hurd

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears WR Hurd Gets 15 Years In Drug Case

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has been sentenced to 15 years for his role in a drug-distribution scheme.

11/13/2013

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears WR Sam Hurd Facing Life In Prison

While NFL teammates and friends knew Sam Hurd as a hardworking wide receiver and married father, authorities say he was fashioning a separate identity as a wannabe drug kingpin with a focus on “high-end deals” and a need for large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

11/13/2013

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sam Hurd Smoked Pot ‘All Day, Every Day’ During NFL Career

Disgraced former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd made a startling confession in this week’s issue of SI’s MMQB.

670 The Score–11/12/2013

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sam Hurd Preparing Guilty Plea; Faces 10 Years To Life In Prison

Former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is reportedly preparing to plead guilty in his federal drug trial.

670 The Score–04/10/2013

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hurd Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges

Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment in the drug case that derailed his career.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sam Hurd’s Attorney: Guilty Plea Premature

Last week, reports circulated that former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd had pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

670 The Score–09/18/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former WR Hurd Friend Pleads Guilty In Drug Case

A friend of former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has formally pleaded guilty to a cocaine possession charge in connection with allegations that Hurd tried to start a drug ring.

670 The Score–09/12/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hurd Ordered To Stay In Jail After Failed Drug Test

A judge has ordered former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd jailed indefinitely for allegedly failing drug tests and attempting to arrange a drug deal while out on bond facing charges of trying to start a marijuana and cocaine distribution network.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear Sam Hurd’s Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty In Drug Case

A Texas man accused of working with former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd to arrange large purchases of drugs is now facing prison time.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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Hurd’s Cousin Arrested In Alleged Drug Conspiracy

Sam Hurd’s drug conspiracy trial has been delayed until August. The 26-year-old is a former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys player. Hurd has pleaded not guilty.

06/09/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Trial Date For Ex-Bears WR Hurd Set For April 2

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd is scheduled to go on trial April 2 on charges that he tried to create a drug-distribution network, according to a federal judge’s order.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

A general view of Chicago Bears offices and workout facilities at Halas Hall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears PR On Emery’s Interview: He Set Himself Apart

Scott Hagel joined The Boers and Bernstein Show on Tuesday to discuss the decision to hired Phil Emery as the club’s fifth general manager.

670 The Score–01/31/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears, Cowboys Receiver Hurd Indicted

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was indicted Wednesday on federal drug conspiracy and possession charges after he and another man were accused of trying to establish a drug-dealing network.

01/04/2012

Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose

Schuster: Bulls Provide Perfect Model For Stumbling Bears

It seems that the Bears and the Bulls have been trying to follow the same floor plan the last few years as far as building their teams.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo

Silverman: Say Goodbye To 2011, Prepare For 2012

There’s no use looking back now. The 2011 season is over and it’ time to start preparing for the future.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Caleb Hanie is sacked by Raheem Brock. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears End The False Hope

They did it front of the stunned, silent home fans, displaying the truth of their thin, banged-up roster and making clear what has probably been the story since Jay Cutler got hurt: they never had a shot.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Lawyer Denies Hurd Supplied Drugs To NFL Players

Sam Hurd’s attorney denied Friday that his client provided drugs to other NFL players.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Drug Sting An Embarrassment For Bears

As a football player, Sam Hurd is a hard-working athlete who did everything that head coach Lovie Smith, wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and special teams coach Dave Toub asked of him on the football field.

670 The Score–12/16/2011

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Waive Sam Hurd

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said the Bears will waive Sam Hurd Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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