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Ex-Bears WR Hurd preparing defense against drug charges

An attorney for Sam Hurd told the San Antonio Express-News that the former Cowboys and Bears wide receiver will defend himself against the drug charges he's facing in federal court.

"We look forward to commencing litigation," attorney David Kenner said. "We look forward to presenting a vigorous defense."

Kenner, who is based in Encino, Calif., told the newspaper that Hurd's argument will be built "on several different theories."

Hurd's arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 25 in Dallas. Along with a co-defendant, Hurd was indicted earlier this month on drug conspiracy charges following his arrest in a sting operation in December. Hurd was cut by the Bears shortly after the arrest, which took place in Rosemont, Ill. The pair was allegedly attempting to build a drug ring.

Hurd had eight catches for 109 yards and no touchdowns this season.

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