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Guilty plea close for Sam Hurd

Updated: September 18, 2012, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd is moving closer to a deal to plead guilty in the federal drug-distribution case against him, his attorney said Tuesday.

Prosecutors filed documents Tuesday that said Hurd would plead guilty to one charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. The charge carries a recommended sentence of 10 years in prison to life.

But attorney Jay Ethington told The Associated Press that the documents were ...

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