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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ex-NFL WR Sam Hurd re-indicted

Associated Press

DALLAS -- A federal grand jury in Dallas has re-indicted former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd, who already is accused of trying to establish a drug-distribution network.

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The new indictment charges Hurd with conspiracy to possess 5 kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Hurd was first arrested in December 2011 outside a Chicago-area steakhouse after agents alleged that he accepted cocaine. He was re-arrested last year after authorities said he tried to buy more drugs and failed two drug tests.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

The 27-year-old Hurd remains at a Dallas-area prison without bond. His attorney, Jay Ethington, says prosecutors are "trying to move the goalposts" against him.

Hurd played for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.