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Ex-Bear Sam Hurd faces more drug charges in Texas court

Updated: September 19, 2012 5:11PM

DALLAS — Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd faces more charges in the drug distribution case against him.

The indictment filed late Tuesday charges Hurd with attempting to possess cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. He also faces two counts of committing a felony offense while on release.

The charges are connected with allegations that Hurd tried to purchase drugs in June while on bond.

Hurd, who also played for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested in December after allegedly telling an undercover officer he wanted to buy large amounts of drugs and taking a kilogram of cocaine at a suburban restaurant.

An agreement filed Tuesday says Hurd has pleaded guilty to one charge.

But Hurd’s attorney, Jay Ethington, said Wednesday the agreement was a draft filed in error.

Associated Press

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