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Bears Sam Hurd arrested on drug charges

Chicago Bears receiver and special teams contributor Sam Hurd was arrested last night in Chicago on federal drug charges, including 21 violations and the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

As of right now, his mugshot is not yet available, but when it gets released to the public, we’ll be sure to add it to this article.

According to the reports, Hurd told an undercover agent last night that he was interested in purchasing five to ten kilos of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week “for distribution in the Chicago area,” because the four kilograms of cocaine he was currently distributing was not enough.

After agreeing to pay $25,000 per kilogram for the cocaine and $450 per pound for the marijuana, the undercover agent then gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine, which Hurd took as he stepped into his vehicle, where he was promptly arrested.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the arrest, after Hurd popped up on their radar in July, when $88,000 in cash was found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Although Hurd was not in the vehicle at the time, the driver explained to the cops that the money and car belonged to Hurd.

After confiscating the money, the police then interviewed Hurd, who admitted that he owned the car and had withdrawn the money from his bank account, but his bank records did not match the amount.

Then, only a month later, several text messages and cellular phone records from a number used by Hurd “appeared to be consistent with narcotics trafficking and possible money laundering.” These messages were gathered from four individuals who were detained in California on the basis of narcotics, currency and weapon charges.

Wednesday’s meeting was set up after an undercover informant told Hurd’s co-conspirator that he would have to meet Hurd in order to “discuss future business.” That led to the meeting and arrest on Wednesday.

After hearing about this news, the Chicago Bears released the following statement:

“We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it… We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information.”

Hurd was a free-agent acquisition by the Bears from the Dallas Cowboys in July, and has primarily been used on special teams, although he does have eight catches for 109 yards in 12 games this season.

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Matthew Barnaby arrested for DWI

Former NHL enforcer and ESPN hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby was arrested Monday morning in Clarence, New York, and charged with driving while intoxicated.

After having his car impounded, Barnaby was taken to the Erie County Sheriffs Department and released to the custody of his attorney after being issued a summons to appear in court.. The mugshot featured in this article is from a previous arrest, but we will update it as soon as his new one becomes available.

According to the reports, Barnaby was arrested around 3:15 a.m. after he was spotted driving erratically without a front tire, causing sparks to shoot out from the rim. When police arrived, Barnaby was promptly given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and after refusing a breathalyzer test, his driver’s license was immediately revoked.

So far, no court date has been set, but this is not Barnaby’s first run-in with the law this year. Back in May, he was arrested in a  “domestic violence” incident involving his estranged wife and her friend, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was sentenced to community service.

However, as part of his plea agreement, those charges were scheduled to be dismissed, if Barnaby could stay out of trouble for a year. But according to Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita, those charges could come back into play, and Barnaby could now face multiple misdemeanors because of this most recent arrest.

Following this news, ESPN decided to end its contract with Barnaby, who had been an NHL analyst for them since 2008, stating:

“We spoke with Matthew and informed him that we terminated his contract, effective immediately.”

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Rolando McClain arrested for assault

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested this afternoon in Decatur, Alabama, and charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm.

He was taken to the Decatur Police Department, where he posed for the mugshot shown here, and he is currently being held on $2,000 bond.

This arrest is the result of a late night altercation where McClain allegedly fired a gun beside a man’s head when a fight broke out at his home between two other guys.

According to the police, McClain didn’t get involved until one of the injured fighters attempted to crawl to safety. The report indicates that McClain pulled out a pistol and held it to the man’s head, only to fire the bullet next to his ear after being pleaded to put the gun away. Upon hearing the gunshot, McClain’s neighbors dialed the police, which led to McClain’s arrest.

Jerradius Willingham, who was involved in the fight, was arrested alongside McClain, and the injured victim reportedly drove himself to the hospital after receiving serious facial damage.

As of yet, there has been no official comment from the Oakland Raiders regarding this arrest, but we expect one to be released soon. So to catch that, make sure you’re following us on Twitter @JocksBehindBars.

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Johnny Jolly sentenced to 6 years in prison

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was sentenced to six years in prison after violating his parole for a drug conviction. The State District Judge imposed the sentence, despite Jolly’s plea to enter rehab on the basis of a drug addiction.

And the mugshot you see featured in this article is from a previous arrest.

Jolly, who has been suspended from the team since 2010, was arrested twice this year for the possession of codeine. The first arrest occurred in March, but that charge was wiped out when he entered a plea deal to undergo drug treatment for 90 days and be placed on probation, thus keeping him out of jail, if he remained clean.

However, he was later arrested in October after he was spotted throwing a bag out of his vehicle’s window and dumping a cup of what was believed to have contained codeine. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, after police found two bottles of codeine in his truck, and tampering with evidence for trying to conceal the drugs from the officers.

Because of the parameters of his previous plea deal, this latest arrest meant that he would likely see prison time, which is why the judge ignored Jolly’s request for rehab.

After the ruling was handed down, Jolly’s attorney stated that her client had spent eight weeks in court-ordered rehab after his second arrest, but has only recently faced up to his addiction to codeine. And she continued on saying,

“I don’t look at Johnny as a criminal…I look at him as an addict.”

Unfortunately, for Jolly, the State District Judge doesn’t share this viewpoint, so he will now be spending the next six years behind bars.

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Gary Pinkel arrested for DWI

University of Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel was arrested Wednesday night in Boone County, Missouri, and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

He was taken to the Boone County Jail, where he posed for the mugshot shown here, and later released after posting a $500 bond.

According to the records, Pinkel was pulled over for lane and signal violations, and arrested around 10:15 p.m. near Columbia, Missouri. He was reportedly cooperative with the police and spent the night behind bars before posting his bail.

Although this is Pinkel’s first offense, the university has cracked down pretty hard by suspending him for one week without pay, and freezing his salary frozen for one year. He will also not be eligible for a bonus if the team reaches a bowl game and has stated that he will donate one week’s salary to the school’s Wellness Resource Center.

After posting his bond, Pinkel released the following statement regarding his arrest:

“First and foremost, I am very disappointed in myself for my lack of judgment in this instance… Nobody should drink and drive, including me. My staff and I constantly reinforce with each of our players the importance of not putting yourself into a position such as this. I did not follow that here and for that, I sincerely apologize to the University of Missouri, to our administration, to the Board of Curators and to our fans. I have already met with our staff and communicated with our players and have apologized to them. I accept full responsibility for my actions and will abide by whatever course of action our leadership deems appropriate.”

In addition to the disciplinary action taken by the university, Gary Pinkel must also complete 50 hours of community service by next summer.

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Jerry Sandusky mugshot from the Penn State scandal

The Jerry Sandusky mugshot has finally been released. The former Penn State defensive coordinator was arrested November 5, and is facing 40 counts of criminal sexual abuse with children.

These allegations occurred from 1994 to 2009 and include eight named victims, who have testified that Sandusky befriended them through The Second Mile organization, which Sandusky founded for troubled young boys. As a part of this non-profit charity, Sandusky would often have the young boys sleep over at his home and provide them with trips to sporting events and Penn State football games. It was during these events that Sandusky would sexually assault the boys, either in his basement or in the Penn State football facilities, including the teams’ showers.

Sandusky was later banned from bringing these boys to the football building after he was caught sexually abusing a 10-year-old in the locker room by then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who had informed head coach Joe Paterno of the situation. However, the incident went unreported until recently.

According to prosecutors, the university had multiple opportunities to stop Sandusky’s alleged abuse, but did nothing. And that is why Athletic Director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the school’s senior vice president for business and finance, are now facing perjury charges. They have since stepped down from their positions, but maintain that they are innocent of any wrongdoing with this scandal.

Amidst this controversy, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season. Although he is not a target of this investigation, many people believe he is partly to blame for the way the university ineffectively handled the abuse accusations.

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Nebraska’s Lauren Cook arrested

University of Nebraska setter Lauren Cook was arrested Sunday in Lincoln, Nebraska, and charged with suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury accident and driving under suspension.

She was taken to the Lancaster County Jail, where she posed for the mugshot shown here, and released three hours later after an unidentified person posted her $500 bond.

According to the reports, Cook’s car struck a motorcyclist and his passenger that had pulled over to the side of the road. After immediately fleeing the scene, she then drove a half mile with a shredded tire before deciding to call the cops to report the accident.

When police arrived to her location, she admitted that she hit two motorcyclists and then “just panicked” and left the scene of the crash. Fortunately, though, no one was seriously injured. One motorcyclist suffered a broken leg, while the other person was treated at the scene for abrasions.

Lauren, whose father is the Nebraska women’s volleyball head coach, recently failed to complete a driver improvement class, causing her license to be suspended this month. And this also happens to be the sixth time she’s been ticketed in Nebraska for speeding since 2007.

If convicted, she could face a maximum of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.

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Chris Cook arrested on domestic assault charges

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested early Saturday morning in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and charged with domestic assault, and intentional attempts to inflict bodily harm on another.

He is being held without bail and currently remains in the Hennepin County jail after his court case was cancelled this morning. His mugshot featured in this article was taken shortly after he was booked.

Cook, who was drafted 34th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, was arrested without incident after a neighbor reported yelling and screaming coming from across the street. The cops arrived to Cook’s home in the early hours of the morning, and he was booked into the Hennepin County jail around 4 a.m.

After hearing about this arrest, the Vikings organization released the following statement:

“The Minnesota Vikings are aware of the incident involving Chris Cook. We take this matter very seriously and are still gathering all the details of the incident. We will not have any further comment at this time.”

This is Cook’s second run in with the law this year. In March, he was arrested for pulling a handgun on his neighbor during a verbal dispute, but later  found not guilty after a judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict him. And this is the second arrest for the Vikings organization in as many months. Just a few weeks ago, safety Tyrell Johnson was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

It is not yet known when Cook’s initial court appearance will be now, but authorities have until Tuesday to charge Cook or they must release him.

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Alabama’s Brent Calloway arrested on drug charge

University of Alabama freshman running back Brent Calloway was arrested this morning and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana in the 2nd degree.

He was transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his mugshot was taken, and later released on a $1,000 bond.

According to the reports, Calloway was spotted driving near Bryant-Denny Stadium without headlights, and as the officers approached his vehicle, they detected a strong scent of marijuana. A quick search yielded a small bag containing marijuana, and he was consequently arrested.

After hearing about his arrest, Associate Athletics Director Jeff Purinton said that Coach Saban “is aware of the situation and like all other disciplinary action, this will be handled internally.”

Calloway has yet to take the field this year, but was considered a top prospect going into the season. Up until this point, it looked like he would be going through a redshirt year, and with this arrest, that will likely be the case.

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James McKnight charged with domestic violence

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight was arrested in South Florida on Tuesday and charged with domestic violence.

He was taken to the Broward County Jail, where he posed for the mugshot shown here, and was released after posting a $3,500 bail.

According to the reports, McKnight assaulted his wife as she tried to enter her car Friday night. The report claims that McKnight was grabbing his wife’s wrists and twisting them before eventually pushing her into the car, causing her to “see stars” as her head hit the car door. She also told police that she injured her back during the assault.

However, when she was contacted for a comment, she had the following to say,

“Do NOT call me again… That’s my comment.”

It is not yet known what caused this incident, but as far as we can tell, this is McKnight’s first arrest.

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