NFL Player Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM EDT

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NFL Player Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM EDT

According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on federal drug charges Wednesday night after allegedly accepting a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover federal agent and a confidential informant outside a Chicago restaurant.

Authorities also allege Hurd negotiated to buy larger quantities of cocaine and marijuana to distribute in the Chicago area, according to the Tribune report.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.