Hurd drug trial delayed by judge

February 13, 2012 2:21:10 PM PST
A federal judge in Dallas has postponed the trial of former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd several months.

Hurd was arrested in December in Chicago on drug charges stemming from an investigation in Texas. He is also accused of trying to create a drug distribution network dealing large amounts of narcotics -- obtained from a Mexican drug cartel -- in Chicago.

Hurd was released from his contract with the Chicago Bears after his arrest.

His trial was moved from April 2 to August 6 at the request of Hurd's co-defendant, who said he needs more time to go through all of the discovery. Hurd and Toby Lujan are both charged with conspiracy to possess and attempt to posses a controlled substance with intent to distribute.