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Report: Sam Hurd to plead guilty

Updated: April 10, 2013, 10:31 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd reportedly is preparing to plead guilty to his drug conspiracy charge.

Attorney Jay Ethington told WFAA-TV that Hurd will make the guilty plea Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine. His trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Dallas.

Ethington also told The Chicago Tribune that a "plea of guilty is in the works."

Ethington told WFAA-TV that his client faces a sentence of five years to ...

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