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Roy Williams has nothing to say to Sam Hurd

Roy Williams

Chicago Bears wide receiver Roy Williams drops a pass on third down against the San Diego Chargers in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Bears receiver Sam Hurd is entitled to the presumption of innocence in court, regarding the drug trafficking charges he faces. In the locker room, however, it sounds like at least one of his teammates is ready to presume that Hurd is guilty as charged.

“This is just very shocking to me,’' receiver Roy Williams said Thursday, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “And I’m kind of pissed off at him, too, because it’s a really selfish act. He has let us down in the wide receiver group, in which we were so close. He let down the wide receivers coach, the head coach, the Bears organization and the city.”

Then again, Williams isn’t completely turning his back on Hurd, adding: “But that’s my boy, too.’'

Williams and Hurd were teammates for two-plus seasons in Dallas, and they signed with the Bears on the same day in July of this year. Still, if Hurd were to reach out to Williams, Hurd wouldn’t get much of a response.

“Nothing,’' Williams said when asked what he’d say is Hurd reached out. “He’s a grown man. It’s not like he’s 12. He knew what he was doing and what he was getting himself into. There’s nothing I can say.’'

It’s hard not to wonder how much Williams knew about what Hurd was doing, given that Williams seems to be so sure that Hurd was doing what he allegedly did.