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Ex-hoops player accused of extorting RG3

Former Baylor basketball player Richard Hurd was arrested Friday by FBI agents for allegedly trying to extort money from former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, a Texas newspaper reported.

Former Baylor basketball player Richard Hurd was arrested Friday by FBI agents for allegedly trying to extort money from former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Associated Press has confirmed.

 

Hurd, who was charged with extortion, was released Monday, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

 

An affidavit obtained by the newspaper included the following: "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."

 

Although the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick of the Washington Redskins was not named in the document, the initials B.D. match the ones of Griffin’s agent Ben Dogra.

 

The affidavit states that Dogra's company, Creative Artists Agency, sent a representative to meet with Hurd in Waco, Texas on June 22. An undercover FBI agent was present as Hurd signed a nondisclosure agreement, provided the information and received payment.

 

Hurd was a four-year walk-on at Baylor from 2004-2008.

 

 

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