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Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in federal prison, accused by the feds of being the kingpin behind a start up cocaine smuggling operation. The sentence is much lower than most expected.
Federal sentencing guidelines stipulated somewhere between 27 and 34 years. But U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis says Hurd was charged more with talking about being a cocaine dealer than ever actually being one.

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Sam Hurd.

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd is going to jail likely for the rest of his life for cocaine trafficking, accused by the feds as being the kingpin to a major narcotics operation. Hurd, now in his late-20s, faces sentencing later today.
Apparently now with little left to lose, he’s coming clean about his days in the NFL – including how pervasive cannabis actually is in the league.

Dwayne Bowe.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is the latest NFL player to be involved in a marijuana-related incident after being arrested for speeding and possession of pot early Sunday morning in Riverside, Missouri.
According to cops, Bowe was pulled over in his A8 Audio for doing 48 mph in a 35 mph zone and when the cop walked up to the car he says he smelled a “strong odor of marijuana”. The cops then called in a local K-9 dog that sniffed out about 10 grams of herb in Bowe’s car and another seven grams or so on a passenger in the car, George Thompson.
Bowe posted a $750 bond and was released.

We recently reported about the controversy over an Arapahoe Basin executive announcing that skiers caught smoking marijuana in public at the resort could lose their lift ticket — a warning that stirred plenty of controversy. But one important factor may not have been fully considered by those on either side of the issue: Arapahoe Basin, like most Colorado ski areas, is on federal land. Moreover, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman stresses that pot is illegal in such places — and stopping its use remains a priority. Denver Westword has the full details, brah.

Hidden smoke shack in Colorado.

Many Colorado ski towns are allowing recreational pot sales. But that doesn’t mean public weed smoking is any more legal at resorts than it is elsewhere in Colorado.
Still, the idea that ski areas will crack down on those who light up in plain view definitely stirs emotions, as Arapahoe Basin chief operating officer Alan Henceroth (seen here) discovered when he wrote about it not once but twice this past weekend. Denver Westword has the full story.

The Marijuana Policy Project has placed another sports-related pro-marijuana billboard, this time targeting the National Football League and their harsh penalties for players caught using cannabis.
That policy is especially harsh in Colorado and Washington where the use, possession and cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana are now legal, MPP spokesman Mason Tvert says.

Chris Perez.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez was arrested in June after police say a package with about ten ounces of pot was delivered to his house via a packaged addressed to his dog, Brody.
Despite the insistence at the time of Perez’s wife Melanie, police didn’t buy that Brody the dog wasn’t capable of interstate drug trafficking and the husband and wife were arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

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