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Did the Bears miss Hurd red flags?

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08:05 AM ET 12.16 | A Bears season that had been slipping away, bit by bit, took on more water Thursday with Sam Hurd headlines. Whatever due diligence the Bears did, it didn't do enough to reveal Homeland Security officials were interviewing Hurd 24 hours before the team announced his signing. If the Bears were at the mercy of a federal probe that demanded secrecy, either President Ted Phillips or general manager Jerry Angelo or team security chief Tom Dillon should have made that clear. They still can. ... So many valid questions about Hurd's arrest deserve answers the Bears must address immediately, game week or not. This was a guy brought into the organization hailed for his intangibles.

Chicago Tribune

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December 16, 2011  08:09 AM ET

If he's that good at distributing things, maybe they should have moved him to QB

December 16, 2011  08:10 AM ET

"Intangibles"?

December 16, 2011  08:11 AM ET

It appears that Hurd is a Turd. I think it will be a long time before he breathes free air again.

How can anyone making that kind of money be so greedy and stupid?

December 16, 2011  08:11 AM ET

The red flags? How about the white lines and the green buds?

December 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

How can anyone making that kind of money be so greedy and stupid?

I resemble that remark.
-Signed, Nate Newton

December 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Poor Hurd just wanted to lay the groundwork for a career after football. It's just ironic that he brought on "after football" much earlier than expected by doing so.

December 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

One thing for sure... his "clients" are shaking in their boots right now.

December 16, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

One thing for sure... his "clients" are shaking in their boots right now.

if you saw the local news I did last night some of those clients are players, supposedly numbering double digits.

December 16, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Why does anything shock anyone about the behavior of professional athletes anymore? So he had two high paying professions. I'm pretty certain that secrecy is a must have skill set for drug dealers.

December 16, 2011  08:16 AM ET

I can't wait to hear what Jerry Angelo has to say about this...

<grabs some popcorn>

December 16, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

if you saw the local news I did last night some of those clients are players, supposedly numbering double digits.

D'oh!

December 16, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

if you saw the local news I did last night some of those clients are players, supposedly numbering double digits.

Been hearing that since yesterday afternoon...

Methinks some of the locals should be very, very concerned.

December 16, 2011  08:18 AM ET

This isn't the Bears' Fault. They're a football team, not Homeland Security.

December 16, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I resemble that remark.-Signed, Nate Newton

Cowboys....

December 16, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

if you saw the local news I did last night some of those clients are players, supposedly numbering double digits.

This could shape up to be a scandal to make Goodell's hair fall out prematurely.

December 16, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Intangibles"?

For Jerry Angelo, that usually means "willing to work for cheap".

December 16, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Been hearing that since yesterday afternoon... Methinks some of the locals should be very, very concerned.

Maybe that's why Ratliff did a nutty when asked a question from a reporter in the locker room yesterday.

December 16, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

For Jerry Angelo, that usually means "willing to work for cheap".

+1

December 16, 2011  08:20 AM ET

You have dopes like this every day, and wonder why people want to latch on to a good guy like Tebow.

 
December 16, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Last weekend I saw a story on NFL.com that Jerry Angelo was thinking of stepping down at the end of the season. Can't help but wondering if he might have known something ahead of time.

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