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Already in prison, Hurd faces new drug charges

Already in prison, Hurd faces new drug charges

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 21, 2013
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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  • Brian Urlacher expected dis from Bears, says he’ll play in 2013

    Brian Urlacher expected dis from Bears, says he’ll play in 2013

    Brian Urlacher doesn’t know what his value is in a depressed market, and he isn’t sure if he’ll get more than the Bears’ one-year deal worth up to $2 million. He just knows his career isn’t over and that under no circumstance is he not coming ba
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  • Former Bears receiver Harlon Hill dies at 80

    Former Bears receiver Harlon Hill dies at 80

    ESPN.com Mar 21, 2013
    Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80.
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  • Ex-Bear trying to convince Illinois high schools to limit conta…

    Ex-Bear trying to convince Illinois high schools to limit contact

    profootballtalk.com Mar 21, 2013
    Former Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer retired from the NFL at the age of 30 after suffering health problems he attributed to a series of concussions. He says it’s time to change the game of football at the high school level to prevent future player
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  • Evan Rodriguez arrested after continuing to disobey cops

    Evan Rodriguez arrested after continuing to disobey cops

    Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez didn’t want the attention that came with police questioning after an accident involving a car he was the passenger in, but probably cost himself a trip to jail because he lacked that internal timer that tells a person when
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  • Bears sign tight end Steve Maneri

    Bears sign tight end Steve Maneri

    profootballtalk.com Mar 21, 2013
    Coincidentally - or not - the Bears have signed a tight end the morning after one of their tight ends was arrested. The Bears have announced that Steve Maneri has signed a two-year contract. He comes from Kansas City, where he appeared in 19 games wit
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  • BBAO: Back at blog HQ

    BBAO: Back at blog HQ

    ESPN.com Mar 21, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. Wednesday was quite the day here on the NFC North blog. During the trek back from the NFL owners meeting, I did my best to keep up with the Chicago Bears' decision to part ways with linebacker Brian Urlacher.…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Reed Becomes Another Ravens Casualty 03:10

    NFL32OT: Reed Becomes Another Ravens Casualty

    Mar 21
    Episode 293: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Ravens losing Ed Reed and seven other starters to free agency. John Clayton breaks down the Bears and Brian Urlacher parting ways. The NFL32 crew discuss the future of Victor Cruz with Giants.
  • Video - State of the Franchise: Chicago Bears 04:27

    State of the Franchise: Chicago Bears

    Mar 21
    The Chicago Bears are losing their face of the franchise in Brian Urlacher. What does the future hold for the team from the Windy City?
  • Video - Driver On Latest NFL News 02:47

    Driver On Latest NFL News

    Mar 21
    Donald Driver joins SportsCenter to talk about Ed Reed signing with the Texans, Brian Urlacher's future in the NFL and former teammate Greg Jennings' decision to join the rival Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - Urlacher Wants To Play 06:56

    Urlacher Wants To Play

    Mar 21
    Free-agent LB Brian Urlacher discusses feeling slighted by the Bears' contract offer and his desire to play.

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  • Peter King: Revis trade talks between Jets, Bucs in a fragile state

    Mar 21
    The Jets have a vexing problem with Darrelle Revis, but if GM John Idzik plays his cards right, he could at least partially save face for trading the franchise's best player by getting no less than first- and third-round draft choices from Tampa Bay for…
  • Jim Trotter: Back at UCLA, MJD the big man on campus re-adjusting to schoo…

    Mar 21
    LOS ANGELES -- Maurice Jones-Drew is seated on the outdoor steps of a popular hangout at UCLA, where he's taking classes for the first time since leaving school after his junior season in 2005. As the courtyard bustles with students, the Jacksonville Ja…