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Former NFL Wide Receiver Sam Hurd Sentenced to 15 Years

Sam Hurd won’t be placing any 2014 “Super Bowl proposition bets”  from the comfort of his home this year.

Sam Hurd SentencedThe former Chicago Bears  wide receiver was sentenced  to 15 years in prison for his role in a drug-distribution scheme during the NFL lockout.

The timeline of  Hurd’s legal implications…

July (2011)  – Hurd was still a member of the Dallas Cowboys franchise when he was interviewed by authorities after a bag of money belonging to him was taken into custody.  A conspirator of Hurd’s was busted, through a coordinated operation made to look like a routine traffic stop.  The co-conspirator was driving Hurd’s vehicle, which contained a bag with $88,000 in it.  Authorities released the co-conspirator and retained the money.    Hurd then made a claim to the money and told  authorities that he had put the money in the bag and left it in the car, while it was in for maintenance and detailing.

August  (2011)– Authorities received information that tied  Hurd  to four individuals taken into custody in California.

September/December ( 2011)– While in Chicago, Hurd spoke with a confidential informant in mid September, and then again in early December.  The informant discussed traveling from Texas to Chicago where Hurd was hoping to set up a “long term relationship”.

December 14th, 2011 - Hurd was arrested  outside a suburban Chicago steakhouse after met an  informant.  During his meeting    Hurd told the informant that he wanted 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine per week, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week.

At the time of the arrest 2011… Hurd was  in his fifth season in the NFL.  The Bears wide receiver was in the first year of a three-year contract with the Bears franchise.  His contract was reportedly worth more than $5 million.

Hurd, 28,  plead guilty in April 2013 to one count of trying to buy and distribute large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

The former NFL star who founded a program called “Running with the Hurd,” which is aimed at helping underprivileged young children, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis  on Wednesday and was sentenced to a fifteen year prison in a federal penitentiary.

As for his former team, the Chicago Bears… they finished week 11 with a 5-4 record and are 11th in the NFL rankings.  Based on their performances this season….it is fair to say that if you are going to “bet on 2014 Super Bowl“… here is one team whose championship fate remains grim.

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Hurd’s Words may have been Prophetic

Sam Hurd Drug ChargesSam Hurd 7 years ago, he cited danger of street life.

In a somber Christmastime exchange seven years ago, Sam Hurd reflected on the shooting death just hours earlier of his uncle, a former high school football star who struggled with drugs after his glory days on the field.

“The street got the best of him,” Hurd, then 19, slowly uttered in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News.

Despite that tragedy against a backdrop of holiday lights, garland and the joy of the season, Samuel George Hurd III would emerge from the streets of the East Side to achieve local celebrity status as a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver with a clean, Christian image.

People in the sports world, and those close to the San Antonio athlete known for a big heart and devout faith, now are straining to fathom how Hurd, 26, could suddenly be facing federal drug charges.  Read full story here

Dexter Manley Apologizes to Troy Aikman

USA Today  is reporting that former Washington Redskins All-Pro Dexter Manley has apologized after using a gay slur to Dexter Manley Agologydescribe Troy Aikman during a Monday morning appearance on a D.C. radio station.

Manley was making his weekly appearance on WTOP to discuss Sunday’s Redskins game. The lighthearted discussion was wrapping up when hosts Mike Moss and Bruce Alan jokingly asked if the team’s collapse against the Denver Broncos could be blamed on former nemesis and current Fox analyst Troy Aikman.

 Manley then used a gay slur to refer to Aikman.

The hosts quickly changed the tone of the conversation and gave Manley a chance to apologize to Aikman.

“No,” Manley said.

After being nudged into making an apology, Manley finally did. “I’m sorry about that,” he said. “I take that back.”

Jim Farley, WTOP’s Vice-President of News and Programming, sent a tweet that said Manley would not be back on the station. A statement released later Monday confirmed that decision and apologized to listeners for Manley’s comments.

Manley followed with an apology via email to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post, which was then posted on the DC Sports Blog:

Dexter Manley, Troy Aikman Apology


Troy Aikman is a retired American football quarterback who spent his entire 12-year career playing for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

Dexter Manley, nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense” is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay



Brandon Carr, NFL Star Watches Childbirth on FaceTime

Brandon Carr watches Childbirth on Facetalk

Brandon Carr uses modern technology to watch the birth of his second child.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr was back in Los Angeles for training camp last Monday following  the team’s Hall of Fame game appearance when he received the news  that his pregnant fiancé had gone into labor and was ready to deliver their first son.

Brandon Carr watches childbirth on Facetalk

Carr rushed to the airport in an attempt get back to Texas to be by his girlfriends side for the birth.   Unfortunately, he was unable to catch a flight on time.

Determined to witness one of the most joyous times of his life…he turned to his  FaceTalk, FaceTime  iPhone application.   He was able to watch the entire delivery while sitting in the terminal at LAX.

This is Carr’s second child…he  has a daughter named Austin.

In an interview, Carr talked about the experience with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can’t control what’s going to happen. You’ve just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it.

I’m still trying to gather my thoughts and bring it all in. The last two days have been good. It’s a blessed feeling.”

Brandon Carr  (Brandon Carey Carr) is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Carr was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.  He played college football at Grand Valley State University.

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  • 15 Dec 15 3:25PMCST Packers
  • 16 Dec 22 12:00PMCST Redskins
  • 17 Dec 29 12:00PMCST Eagles

Troy Aikman “A Man of His Word”

Former NFL legend, quarterback Troy Aikman is a “man of his word” and is making good on his promises…

Aikman and his wife Rhonda announced their separation in January 2011 and were divorced in April of last year after ten years of marriage.  Aikman and Worthey have two children together.

Aikman and Worthey married on April 8, 2000, in Plano, Texas

Accoring to sources as part of the divorce agreement, Aikmen whose net worth is reported to be around  $25 million, recently paid his ex $1.75 million to fulfill his end of the marital property agreement.

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Aikman was the number one overall draft pick in 1989, and   played twelve consecutive seasons  with the Cowboys.

Troy Aikman Spotted with Mystery Blonde, Who is She?

Troy Aikman and a “mystery woman” … which turns out to be former Cowboys cheerleader Abigail Klein.

But her representatives say there’s nothing going on: “Abigail and Troy are just friends,’’ having met during their time in the Cowboys organization.”

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Troy and Rhonda Aikman Split! Sources have reported that former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife Rhonda are divorcing after ten years of marriage.

In a statement issued today Aikman said : “This has been a difficult decision for Rhonda and me, but after 10 years of marriage we have decided to separate.

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Troy Aikman Notable Quotes:

The humbling part for me is going to be some kid or some fan that in years to come walks into Texas Stadium and sees my name and that will bring up an emotion or memory of something I achieved on the field, … That’s the humbling part of it, and to be alongside some of the great names in the history of this franchise. It means a lot.”

“It’s a challenge we have before us. We recognize that. We go in with eyes wide open and recognize there will be a lot of hard work involved. But we anticipate having success.”

“It’s the greatest individual athletic achievement that’s ever happened in my life. To be considered one of those players that made an impact or somehow, someway helped define the game itself is a very humbling experience.”

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Reggie Wayne Signs Three Year Deal With the Colts

The Indianapolis Colt’s have announced that the franchise has agreed to a three-year $17.5 million dollar deal with veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

Wayne has played his entire  11 year NFL career with the Colts.

According to sources  at the Indystar. com …after being  “stung by the loss of Pierre Garcon earlier, the Colts refused to lose their No. 1 receiver, Wayne, along with No. 2 Garcon. That would’ve left a club that plans to take a quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the draft, almost certainly Stanford’s Andrew Luck, in a precarious position.”

The Colts are expected to draft Andrew Luck in the first round of the NFL draft…with the news of  Wayne’s contract agreement…Luck can rest assure that he has one steady hand on his side.

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Colts Cut Dallas Clarks and More Key Players

The Indianapolis Colts announced earlier this week that quarterback Peyton Manning, who was unable to play in 2011 due to injuries, was being cut from the team after 16 years with the franchise. Now it appears that the Colts have cut several more of the franchises key players which include… tight end Dallas Clark, 32…read more here

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