And The Bears Are Embroiled In Another Controversy

12/16/11 in NFL   |   dazzblack   |   61 respect

The Bears can’t seem to get out of controversies at the moment. One after the other is destroying the Bears image and this time is seems as if the damage is un-repairable. Wide receiver Sam Hurd has been arrested after he was alleged to have tried his hand at selling drugs and major federal drug charges have been slapped on him.

Now I don’t blame the Chicago Bears for this one. They have a responsibility pertaining to the actions of their players but the Bears are in no way to be held accountable for the actions of players outside of the game. A player could be doing anything when he goes back from the training field and there is absolutely no way the teams can keep them under observation.

The public doesn’t understand this does it. They will point out the fact that players should have been made to attend seminars regarding such actions and educated about the possible repercussions of their actions. Even if people have no logic to give whatsoever they will make something up and if nothing can be made up, they will simply argue that the Bears are responsible for the actions of their players, period.

There is nothing you can do against such arguments other than only staring at them wide-eyed. There is no way that the Bears are going to be punished because the drug negotiations did not take place in the premises of the Bears nor were any members of the Bears staff involved in it. Chicago Bears won’t face any federal charges so if the police think that the franchise had nothing to do with it, why can’t the general public?

So what now? There have been widespread calls for the Bears to release the player and disassociate themselves from him. It’s hard not to agree with such people. If the Bears want to save their reputation from further damage, they should immediately cancel his contract because the opportunity cost of not releasing him is far greater than the cost they are going to suffer if the Bears end their relationship with this player.

For all we know, the people might be wondering if more of the Bears staff or players are involved in such activities. I don’t think anyone else is; who would have thought that Hurd was involved in such activities either. But if the Bears want to convey to the world their firm stance on the issue then they need to release this player immediately because he, at this time, has the potential to become the biggest liability for the team.

It would be a solid statement of intent from the franchise and it would also enhance their image as a team firmly against drugs. Besides, Hurd was not much of a special player and it shouldn’t be too difficult to get rid of him. It’s not like he was a star player or something. He was just one of the many at the club.

Will the Bears do it? It remains to be seen. Because they might stick with him and help him through his problems and gain some respect back. But I think a lot is at stake here and the backroom staff has some major decisions to make now.

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12/18/11   |   dazzblack   |   61 respect

smarte_242 wrote:
Hello???? The Bears released him before you posted this article. He is no longer a bear.

 I'm sorry smarte but there was some hitch relating to the posting of this article. Anyways is was written before the Bears released him. Thank you for your concern :)

12/17/11   |   smarte_242

Hello???? The Bears released him before you posted this article. He is no longer a bear.

12/17/11   |   dazzblack   |   61 respect

ed7496 wrote:
I really think this is a case of young athlete making a VERY foolish choice. The Bears can't watch their players 24/7. It is the responsibility of the individual to make good decisions.In this case, it didn't happen. Are the Bears responsible...NO. I believe they have released Hurd, from what I've heard. Not sure if that's true. Either way the Bears can't, like I said police their players at all times, so to put any blame on Lovi Smith, or the organization is foolish at this point. It's a sad day for the franchise, but they WILL bounce back. They have a strong tradition in the NFL. One person's idiotic decision wont bring down the entire club.

 I agree with you ed, this is why I said that people who hold the Bears accountable are extremely foolish. It's true that the Bears have released him, at least this is what the reports say, and it is the right thing to do in my opinion :)

12/17/11   |   ed7496   |   310 respect

I really think this is a case of young athlete making a VERY foolish choice. The Bears can't watch their players 24/7. It is the responsibility of the individual to make good decisions.In this case, it didn't happen. Are the Bears responsible...NO. I believe they have released Hurd, from what I've heard. Not sure if that's true. Either way the Bears can't, like I said police their players at all times, so to put any blame on Lovi Smith, or the organization is foolish at this point. It's a sad day for the franchise, but they WILL bounce back. They have a strong tradition in the NFL. One person's idiotic decision wont bring down the entire club.