Canty: Hurd news "shocking"

December, 16, 2011
12/16/11
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Having been a teammate on the Cowboys for three years with Sam Hurd, Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty is surprised by the news that Hurd has been arrested on federal drug charges and has been alleged to be a drug dealer.

"It's definitely something I didn't think he would be involved in but again, right now, it's alleged and its accusations," Canty said on Friday. "Have to let the judicial process run its course."

Hurd, now a Bears receiver, was arrested on Wednesday on federal drug charges and the criminal complaint against him says he regularly dealt drugs in Chicago, according to ESPNChicago.com.

The story said that he was arrested by undercover agents in Chicago on Wednesday and was scheduled to be in court to face a charge that he intended to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine. It also added that the criminal complaint said that Hurd told an undercover agent in July that wanted to buy marijuana and cocaine each week to distribute in in the Chicago area.

Canty and Hurd played together with the Cowboys from 2006-2008 before Canty signed his six-year deal with the Giants. The defensive tackle had nothing but positive things to say about the 26-year-old receiver.

"Obviously we were teammates and I see him in the locker room, always a positive word to say," Canty said. "He struck me as a family guy, he's married, a family man seemingly, that's pretty much what right now I know of Sam. A hard worker on the field. A good teammate."

Canty described the allegations and arrest as "shocking."

"Right now, it is just accusations and you have to let due process run its course," Canty said. "All I can say is I wish him and his family the best."

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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