The bigger the scandal, the harder people start trying to clear themselves and cover their backsides. So Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd appeared in shackles in court Friday on major drug charges, accused of being part of a drug ring and reportedly dealing to other players.
And the Bears? They cut Hurd on Friday, and then general manager Jerry Angelo spent the bulk of a news conference explaining how it wasn’t the Bears’ fault, how they couldn’t have known. By the time he was done, you’d have thought the Bears barely even knew who Hurd was, much less how he ended up on the roster.
“We do our homework on players,’’ Angelo said Friday afternoon. “We have a very sound and tested (methodology) ... For me to sit here and say we should have known something that we didn’t know, no, I can’t say that is the case. There’s no foundation for anybody to say that. There are no facts. There’s no flags that anybody could present tangibly to say that we should’ve known otherwise.’’
Oh, shut up. No one had even asked him about the Bears.