The details available are scarce, but there is a story breaking on NFL.com claiming that a former Baylor basketball player has been arrested by authorities for allegedly trying to extort money from #2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin, III. KWTX-TV in Texas first reported that former Baylor basketball player Richard Hurd is in jail in Waco after being arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from the Redskins QB. Hurd played basketball at Baylor University (Griffin’s alma mater) from 2004 to 2007. Right now, there is no police report but a spokeswoman from the McLennan County Jail said Hurd was taken into custody Friday and was released earlier Monday. The arrest has to make you wonder what RG3 did that Hurd seemed to think he could use as blackmail to keep covered up…
According to Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com:
“Hurd communicated that he had derogatory information on a client of B.D., and that he intended to release that information to the media to damage or injure the reputation of B.D.’s client unless the client paid Hurd a substantial sum of money, On Friday, Hurd met with authorities posing as Griffin’s representatives. He told them the alleged “derogatory” information, signed a non-disclosure agreement, and received a check. Shortly after the sting, he was arrested.”
(B.D. likely refers to Ben Dogra, the agent that represents Robert Griffin, III)
Special Agent Eric Vasys, who is on the case, said he would not talk about the incident until after the court date. The court date, though, has not been released by authorities.
This is also not the first time that Hurd has been arrested. He was also arrested in 2008 on sexual assault charges.