Richard Hurd gets 18 months

Updated: November 21, 2012, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- A former Baylor basketball player was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Wednesday for trying to get $1 million from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III through extortion.

U.S. District Judge Walter Smith also ordered Richard Hurd, 26, to pay a $1,000 fine for threatening to release damaging information about Griffin last June.

"I messed up, and I'd like to apologize to my family," Hurd said during a brief hearing. ...

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