Lawyer: Former Cowboys WR Sam Hurd to plead guilty

Sam Hurd charged with federal drug crimes

Author: Greg Simmons, Sports Anchor, gsimmons@ksat.com
Published On: Apr 10 2013 09:38:43 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 05:14:27 AM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Former Brackenridge High School star and Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd will plead guilty to drug charges Thursday in federal court in Dallas.

That’s according to Hurd’s attorney Jay Ethington, who spoke to the Chicago Tribune Wednesday.

Hurd was originally arrested in December of 2011 and charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana after meeting with undercover federal agents in a Chicago area steakhouse.

He has been in prison since he was arrested again last year in San Antonio.

Hurd was playing for the Bears at the time as a wide receiver but was released shortly after his arrest. Now he faces up to 10 years to life in prison.