In a stunning turn of events, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped in and agreed to a plea deal on behalf of former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and special teams contributor Sam Hurd. Hurd, who was busted for trying to become the Tony Montana of the NFL, faced a life sentence on drug charges. Goodell, trying to avoid another black eye for NFL players, managed to convince the courts to release Hurd into his custody under a new NFL Scares program.
“NFL Scares takes players who’ve had a run in with the law and hopes to scare them straight by going through the legal system and facing a reality of serious prison time. Sam was a perfect candidate for this pilot program,” Goodell noted. ”He went astray, but in our new program, we feel we can help him turn his life around and he can in turn impact the lives of other players.”
As a part of the plea agreement, Hurd will be remanded to the custody of the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he’ll live out the rest of his football life. Upon completion of his playing career, Hurd will work within the Jaguars organization as an assistant coach and mentor.
Given the issues that Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has faced, the Commissioner believes that Hurd can use his recent run in with the law to mentor Blackmon and help keep this real potential star on the straight and narrow. Representatives for Hurd expressed his relief of avoiding prison time and his excitement for a fresh start in a new market.
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