Josh Helmuth delivers all the top stories from this week in sports.
In a bizarre scene last week in Chicago, now former Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd was arrested Wednesday inside a Morton's Steakhouse on Federal Drug Dealing charges, after accepting a cocaine deal from an under cover agent. Hurd was cut by the team on Friday after allegations were released that he was not only dealing large amounts of drugs, but was doing so within his own controlled distribution ring that involved many other players from around the NFL. Although he denies any involvement from other players, Hurd could face up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million dollar fine if convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Talk about 'Bad News Bears."
After eight years of being under investigation for steroids, former Giants slugger Barry Bonds finally received his sentence this past week, but not for using steroids, but misleading grand jurors. The all-time baseball home run king won't receive prison time, but was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service, a $4,000 fine and 30 days of home confinement. That's right, not prison time. House arrest. House arrest inside of his 15,000 square foot mansion that includes six bedrooms, 10 baths, a gym and a swimming pool. All of this possibly not coming for another year and half, if at all, as Bonds is sending the ruling to the US Circuit Court of Appeals. If the ruling does hold, word on the street is that Barry makes a great party clown for your 4 year old's birthday. No checks, no cash, no visa. Just make sure to sign off on one of those 250 community service hours.
And forget perfection. The Packers were going for the illustrious 16-0 , while the Colts were heading for the perfect 0-16 season. Both were snapped on Sunday. Kyle Orton tossed for nearly 300 yards as his now 6-8 Kansas City Chiefs rallied behind new interim coach Romeo Crennel to shock the formerly undefeated Green Bay Packers 19-14. The loss ended the Packers streak of 19 straight wins. Their last loss coming on December 19th of last year in New England. And the Colts, finally end their losing streak, stunning the Tennessee Titans 27-13 to get their first win of the year. Indianapolis is now 1-13. The only team in NFL history to go winless an entire season, was the 2008 Detroit Lions, who posted an 0-16 record.
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