(CBS) Disgraced former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd made a startling confession in this week’s issue of SI’s MMQB.
Speaking with Michael McKnight, Hurd said that he smoked weed “all day, every day and I didn’t want to hear anyone trying to tell me I had a problem.”READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
Hurd is currently facing a life sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to traffic narcotics. His six-year NFL career came to an abrupt end when he was arrested in December of 2011 in Chicago. Hurd was arrested by FBI agents, whom he thought were Mexican drug dealers.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
The NFL routinely tests its players for marijuana usage, but Hurd said players know approximately when they’ll be tested, so they simply stop using before the test and then start back up after the test is passed.
Hurd explained that during his time with the Cowboys, he distributed weed to 20 or 25 teammates.MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
“Whatever was considered the loudest weed in California—I wanted a notch above that,” Hurd said. “I had educated myself on different strains and potencies and growing techniques. I was very selective. It was like wine.”