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Former Cowboy Sam Hurd to be sentenced for drug trafficking

SAN ANTONIO -- Former Brackenridge High School and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd will find out his sentence for a drug trafficking case.

Back in April, Hurd pleaded guilty to one count of trying to buy and distribute cocaine and marijuana.

Wednesday's sentencing comes one day after Hurd's headline-making interview with Sports Illustrated. In the interview, San Antonio native Sam Hurd says he smoked marijuana when he played in Dallas.

Hurd talks about distributing marijuana to his teammates in Dallas and Chicago in the interview. He had signed with the Chicago Bears after spending the first 5 years of his career with the Cowboys.

He told Sports Illustrated that during his time in Dallas,  he not only smoked large amounts of high-grade marijuana but sold it at cost to his teammates. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett, who was Hurd's offensive coordinator for several years,  had no comment on the story.

Hurd, who could be sentenced in Dallas to life in prison without parole for drug trafficking, was arrested in late 2011 while playing in Chicago.

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