Sam Hurd to stand trial on April 2

Updated: February 2, 2012, 12:08 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- A federal judge has set an April 2 trial date for former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd, who is charged with trying to create a drug-distribution network.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis, in an order Wednesday, set a pretrial conference for March 21 before an April trial in Dallas federal court. The trial could be delayed as Hurd, alleged co-conspirator Toby Lujan and federal prosecutors file motions beforehand.

Hurd, 26, is accused of trying to buy large quantities of ...

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