Ex-NFL WR's cousin to plead guilty in drug case
DALLAS (AP) - A cousin of Sam Hurd has agreed to plead guilty in a federal drug conspiracy case involving the former NFL receiver.
Jesse Tyrone Chavful signed a plea agreement Monday on one count of conspiracy to possess 5 or more kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute.
According to the agreement, Hurd asked Chavful last year to find him 10 kilograms of cocaine. Chavful allegedly tried to arrange a deal with people who turned out to be federal informants.
Hurd is accused of establishing a drug ring while playing for the Chicago Bears. He was arrested in December after an alleged meeting to set up a drug buy. Chavful's attorney, Laura Harper, says Chavful takes "complete responsibility'' for his involvement in the case.
Hurd's attorney has dismissed Chavful's testimony as false.