Bears WR Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

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The acquaintance told authorities that Hurd “routinely leaves large amounts” of money in his vehicles, while Hurd said the money was indeed his and that he had given the car to his acquaintance, a car shop employee, for maintenance and detail work.

Hurd showed authorities a bank statement he said showed he had withdrawn $88,000 from his account, but authorities said it did “not reflect the transactions and amounts” he claimed.

Linebacker Lance Briggs said the team was going to focus on practice and Sunday’s home game against Seattle.

“You hate to see this happen to anyone. That’s just it. We all make mistakes,” Briggs said. “You don’t go through a football season without distractions. Distractions are expected. This is a game where we’re professionals and you have to approach it that way.

“There’s a sports side, there’s a business side and then there’s a personal side. And, when it comes to business as a professional, you have to take care of business.”

Vikings’ Peterson plans to play vs. Saints
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —| Adrian Peterson says he plans to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
The Minnesota Vikings star running back practiced on a limited basis Thursday. But he says his sprained left ankle is feeling much better and he expects to play for the first time in a month. Peterson has missed the last three games with the high ankle sprain and says he feels about 85 percent healthy right now.

Around the league

BROWNS: Colt McCoy still has headaches from the concussion sustained on the crushing hit by Pittsburgh’s James Harrison. McCoy was sent home again before practice on Thursday, increasing the likelihood that backup Seneca Wallace will start Sunday against Arizona.

STEELERS: Ben Roethlisberger says his sprained left ankle feels better but he’s still not certain when he’ll return to practice. Roethlisberger planned to spend most of Thursday in treatment hoping he sees enough improvement over the next two days to practice sometime before the Steelers play at San Francisco on Monday night.

DOLPHINS: Matt Moore returned to practice Thursday for the first time since being knocked out of Sunday’s game with a head injury. Moore’s return makes it less likely J.P. Losman will be pressed into his first start for the Dolphins on Sunday when they face his former team, the Buffalo Bills.

PATRIOTS: Prosecutors have dropped an indecent assault and battery charge against receiver Julian Edelman, saying evidence suggests he just briefly grabbed the hand of a woman who accused him of groping her. The 25-year-old Edelman was accused of grabbing the woman’s crotch during a Halloween party at a Boston nightclub.

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