Former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd has his cousin facing some jail time after he was arrested for drug conspiracy Friday, according to ESPN Chicago.

U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas said Chavful, 46, faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Chavful made an initial appearance in federal court Thursday in San Antonio and will appear in U.S. District Court for another hearing on a date yet to be determined.

According to the criminal complaint, agents with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations interviewed a "cooperating defendant," who led them to Chavful.

Chavful, in a meeting with other cooperating defendants in October 2011, negotiated to purchase marijuana at a price of $300 per pound and approximately 10 to 15 kilograms of cocaine at $23,000 per kilogram on behalf of Hurd, the complaint says.

According to the affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, Chavful is a cousin of Hurd, who along with Toby Lujan was indicted in January on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Undercover agents arrested Hurd, 26, at a Morton's Steakhouse in Rosemont, Ill., in December 2011 after an investigation dating to July 2011 showed the receiver allegedly had attempted to buy large amounts of cocaine and marijuana.

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