Richard Hurd, a former walk on basketball player at Baylor University, was arrested today on charges of attempted extortion. Why you ask? Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Heisman trophy winner from Baylor. No details have been provided about the extortion attempt at this time.
[UPDATE] Hurd was arrested Friday night by FBI agents, and on Monday morning, he was still in McLennan County Jail awaiting bond. FBI special agent Eric Vasys told KWTX that he couldn’t comment on the arrest until after Hurd appeared in court. He’s scheduled to be in court at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.
Hurd walked on to the Baylor basketball team in 2004, and he played there for four years. He had his biggest success his freshman year in 2004-05 when, as a forward, he averaged 17.0 minutes per game and averaged 4.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. Hurd didn’t average more than 3.0 minutes per game the rest of his career.