Sam Hurd’s attorney, Brett Greenfield, on federal drug charges: “I believe this is a case that can be defended.”

December 20, 2011 – 8:00 am by Steven Cuce

Last week the Bears were stunned to find out that wide receiver, Sam Hurd, was arrested on federal drug charges for dealing large amount of drugs in Chicago. Hurd has allegedly purchased cocaine and marijuana from a supplier in North Texas.

Brett Greenfield, one of Sam Hurd’s attorneys, believes his client can beat this case from the sound of it. Greenfield knows the former Bears wide receiver has his work cut out for him, but he wants to show everybody the truth about his client. The NFL front office is hoping that Hurd is telling the truth when he claimed his clientele didn’t include current NFL players.

Brett Greenfield joined ESPN Chicago with “The Waddle & Silvy Show” to discuss Sam Hurd’s current state of mind, Sam Hurd’s defense, the challenge of defending Sam Hurd, his experience in defending professional athletes and the next step in the process of defending Sam Hurd.

Can you share with us Sam Hurd’s current state of mind? What are his spirits like? What were you guys talking about?

“Sam’s spirits are very good. Sam is a very confident young man. He’s calm. He’s quiet. He’s really anxious to get out and face these charges. He wants to fight these charges because he wants to show everybody the truth about what’s going on and he wants to show everybody the truth about him. You guys have heard it. This is a great young man. This is a man who is high school educated, college educated, he’s been in the NFL for a numbers of years. He has a wife. He has a family. His teammates have always loved him. The one thing we know is the past is the best predictor of the future and Sam has been nothing, but consistent and I think he is going to continue to be consistent. He’s very anxious to get out and fight these charges.”

What can you tell us about Sam Hurd’s defense in this case?

“Well I can’t get into the defense at this time unfortunately. I can’t really get into the facts. I’m sort of learning facts as you are learning facts. I had an affidavit dropped on me 10 minutes before court yesterday with a plate of things that supposedly Sam said, but I think hopefully the case and we got into the discovery and get into motions we will be able to see the truths. We are going to be able to see what these facts are –  who’s making a valid point – what’s behind the people that are making them. At this point I can’t really get into what the defenses are.”

How did this case end up in your lap? What’s the next step in the process?

“Sam reached out to us through his friends and family, who have us retained. That’s how it ended up. I decided to take it – talking to Sam – knowing Sam and I believe in Sam and I believe this is a case that can be defended. I think we are going to do exactly that.”

What kind of experience do you have involving these cases with high profile athletes and celebrities?

“I have been doing this for over a decade. My partner has been doing this for 43 years.”

What’s the next step in the process?

“The next step in the process is to get Sam released today – to get a date for our first appearance in Texas – get a status conference set and start to do some discovering and do some investigation and be proactive.”

Listen to Brett Greenfield on 1000 ESPN Chicago here

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  1. 34 Responses to “Sam Hurd’s attorney, Brett Greenfield, on federal drug charges: “I believe this is a case that can be defended.””

  2. why sam why you had it made what would coach hall say

    By richard on Dec 20, 2011

  3. HURD,put GOD first everything will follow we all make mistakes.

    By M,HURD on Dec 20, 2011

  4. Criminal defense attorneys are the scum of the earth, along with their clients.

    And to the asshole that says “we all make mistakes.” This wasn’t a mistake, you fucking moron. Making a wrong turn is a mistake. This nigger knew exactly what he was doing. You both should be executed.

    By R on Dec 21, 2011

  5. Could be worse…he could be going around like them white crackers raping little boys.

    By RR on Dec 21, 2011

  6. I see that people can really be ignorant. Look at the small minds of Americans. It now becomes a racial thing. To the two idiots that used racial slurs, you two fools are no better than him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Tamara on Dec 21, 2011

  7. @RR, Really? Niggers are 12.6% of the population yet commit almost 50% of the crime. Niggers also commit 52% of homocides. I guarantee the statistics are the same with molestation.

    Welcome to reality and thanks for all the crime, you disgusting nigger animal.

    By R on Dec 21, 2011

  8. R, either you have so much hate in your heart that you can’t think straight. Or, you’re just an idiot. The racial slurs are really unnecessary…

    By K on Dec 22, 2011

  9. R and RR- You both are disgusting.. R- You are the animal, and you ARE a statistic. A racist one. Get off this site.

    By Lusi on Dec 22, 2011

  10. Sam was and still is a great football player. I bet the agent in the resturaunt led hurd in the conversation can we all say it together entrapment!!! and as far as the racial thing thevmafia and wiggers are respobsible for most dealing and drugs thats if they could keep the needle out of their arms long enough to make money i am white by the way everybodies shit stinks

    By not racist on Dec 22, 2011

  11. And to all racists i hope you are not breeding

    By not racist on Dec 22, 2011

  12. @R I bet your PECKERWOOD ASS won’t talk that racist shit in front of a black man. You know your ass will be fucked up. Bet you make your PECKERWOOD parents proud since they embedded you with hatred toward black people. Also your cracker ass cant spell. Its HOMICIDE, not HOMOCIDE you crooked bitch. Unless you are a HOMO and a Cracker.

    By belly on Dec 22, 2011

  13. As u can tell some ppl jus don’t kno. Laws r as cricket as us ppl who commits crimes. Some don’t get caught n there worse. We don’t kno story’s change. Bn racial don’t get u kno where. @R u mus b a cop. U sound stupid wit that crap. Kill ur self dude.

    By John on Dec 22, 2011

  14. Really…we are living in a world of stupid people like this idiot that says these hurtful things. I don’t understand why we can’t just love one another, unite and love one another.

    One love

    By 2011 on Dec 22, 2011

  15. First of all racial morons you look at prsecutions as statisticts. you need to look at arrest rates and police stops and calls. white people are stopped 68% of all police stops but are released with no ticket , not prosecuted and not convicted of their crime 57% of the time. people of color are ticketed, prosecuted and convicted 93% of the time. study a little more before you make ignorant exclamations. and sorry for using verbiage you can’t possibly understand with your limited intellect.

    By K on Dec 22, 2011

  16. I can say thatI went to high school with Sam and although I didn’t know him well I know that he was always very nice, kind, repectful and talented. The fact that all of these ignorant people on here say such horrible things about a good and decent person, you all should be ashamed. People have made mistakes, for one reason or another and he’s paying for his. You all will too at some time in your life. Just because he’s black you have even more against him? Racist assholes! People like you are the reason that society is not moving forward. Leave Sam alone. And you all can go to hell.

    By Rachel on Dec 22, 2011

  17. He bought the coke in Illinois, why is he in Texas?
    Second- why is his bail only 100k? He made two million and was talking about a 700k /week business?

    I predict Mr. Hurd to have some sort of accident I fear. ….
    And Chicago sucks without 500 pounds of pot a week. Free Hurd!

    By peter Chicago on Dec 22, 2011

  18. im a canadian addicted to the nfl what he did is that of pure greed no matter what colour he is and although im not racist against colour i sure think you yankee’s are a big MESS

    By skull on Dec 22, 2011

  19. @Belly, Yes I do say this in my daily life to black people. WTF do I have to be afraid of, nigger? Obviously, I wouldn’t say this when I’m outnumbered but one on one, why the fuck not? What the fuck are you gonna do about it?

    And I know how the word is spelled. Ever heard of a typo, coon dog? It’s not like the “o” isn’t right next to the “i”. Dumb ass nigger.

    By R on Dec 22, 2011

  20. @K, where are you getting these ridiculous and made up statistics. Not only are mine from experience but also from the US Department of Justice. I’d love to hear where yours are from and from what study.

    Oh, and I’m willing to wager a substantial amount that my education is far superior to yours. You’re not using any verbiage that even a 10 year old would be unfamiliar with.

    By R on Dec 22, 2011

  21. Also, it’s tells us all we need to know about all you worthless coons, coming to this CRIMINAL’S defense. So typical. You are all cut from the same cloth. Crime and being degenerate low-lives runs in your fucking veins. You are a plague to the people on earth.

    By R on Dec 22, 2011

  22. *run

    Another example of a typo, you fucking coon, Belly.

    By R on Dec 22, 2011

  23. since when is selling drugs a crime anyway? i mean…i don’t know why professional athletes get in trouble for stuff like this…they should be above the law.

    And honestly we all know whos fault this really is….LOVIE SMITH. You don’t see shit like this happening under John Madden’s system…holy christ.

    By R on Dec 22, 2011

  24. you americans really are fucked up in an evil way all a yall

    By skull on Dec 23, 2011

  25. Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee please keep all the brainless freaks of all colours and religions south of our wonderful country’s borders in the economic shitpot created by that brainless piece of shit warmonger from tex[puke]es g. w. you are all of the same brainpower as bush the only good thing you got is football the rest of the us is owned by china

    By skull on Dec 23, 2011

  26. america the ugly
    god shat his shit on thee
    with kkk and nigars
    everywhere haphazardlly
    america your ugly
    from sea to oily sea
    america please fall in the sea
    america your all racist
    and owned by chinese
    etc etc

    By canadian sports fan on Dec 23, 2011

  27. Please stop all the mess on here. Stop all the racist talk. Stop all the judgement and name calling. Stop it, no need for this. No one should be above the law, yet some do get away with things because of the color of their skin and money to hire the best not a court appointment lawyer. The sad part is you get more for drug than you do murder or rape. We all are a sad class of people, look at what’s important. Calm down people Sam is paying a big price,his name, his job, his family name. Yes this to is a mistake, for mistake come in all sizes. don’t be so quick to talk until you get all the facts. I know you know all that you need to know. don’t turn this racist, are NFL. Its not Lovie smith fault. John Madden deal with deal in his day, it was all cover up never hit the news. Drug is every where baseball, Lance Armstrong and his team and more. Just stop every race class has there problem.

    By Glo on Dec 23, 2011

  28. I know that people are mad and upset at sam. Alot of people are hurt for they looked up to him and believe in him. Sam is human. I want Sam to be able to tell his side when he can. We can learn alot from this good and bad. here is a good young man who made a bad decision. what went wrong, where can we help to make thing better in this young man life. how can we help to help young athletes coming into fame and money. Instead of riding their coat tail when they are up. Soon as anything go wrong here come the talk. Same person, just something bad happen.Be a good true friend, help him through this. Sam has a testamonies to give. this will help other young athletes in the long run.

    By Glo on Dec 23, 2011

  29. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Don’t wish bad on any one. His today could be your’s tomorrow.

    By Glo on Dec 23, 2011

  30. Wow. To our friends to the north, please don’t judge the United States through things you hear on a blog. We so much more than the hateful things you read in this comment section. As for criminal defense attorneys, they do a job. It’s called due process and is afforded to us by that thing called the Constitution. You remember that document right? If you didn’t have defense attorneys you would there would be no checks and balances. We would be locked up for no apparent reason at any time. We have progressed past that but now some of you want to regress back to that? That makes no sense. Canadians, please know Americans want and value alot of the same things that you do. Ignorance is everywhere but not indicative of who we are as a country. No one has a monopoly on ignorance and it appears we have quite a bit of it.

    By JB on Dec 23, 2011

  31. I think we are all missing the real issue here….

    WHY WOULD HIS DUMB ASS DO THE NEGOTIATIONS HIMSELF IN PERSON???

    hello, you have the money just be the financial support for the operation and make your money that way.

    but its alright because I am sure he will find a way to beat this case anyway.

    By Hello...? on Dec 24, 2011

  32. Obviously that last post was by a fake “R”. Imitation is the best form of flattery, douchebag.

    By R on Dec 27, 2011

  33. It’s funny how the loser Canadians talk about ignorance and stupidity yet their spelling and grammar seems to be on a 3rd grade level. Typical. And shut up. Nobody cares what you pussies think anyway.

    By R on Dec 27, 2011

  34. R… I feel really bad for you… You have a lot of hate and honestly it’s sad to see someone talk like that… There are many people in this world that do wrong, but honestly it’s ignorant to rant using names and statistics that you probably don’t understand the complexity of…

    By N on Jan 4, 2012

  35. R you are the real meaning of the word nigger. So please continue to prove it my nigger.

    By BC on Jan 7, 2012

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