Ex-Cowboys WR Hurd trial date April 2 on drug charges

Ex-Cowboys WR Hurd trial date April 2 on drug charges

Credit: AP file photo

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011, file photo, Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd waits for a pass before an NFL preseason football game in Chicago. Hurd was in jail Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, after authorities accused him of trying to set up a drug distribution network in the Chicago area and arrested him after he allegedly agreed to buy a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 2 at 2:39 PM

DALLAS -- A federal judge in Dallas has scheduled former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd's trial on drug distribution charges for April 2.

The 26-year-old Hurd is accused of trying to buy large quantities of marijuana and cocaine to establish a drug-dealing network. Hurd was arrested Dec. 14 outside a Chicago steakhouse after allegedly buying a kilogram of cocaine.

Hurd has pleaded not guilty.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis, in an order Wednesday, set a pretrial conference for March 21. The trial could still be delayed.

Hurd has played for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. He was cut by the Bears following his arrest.

Attorneys for Hurd and co-defendant Toby Lujan did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

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