Some details of the strange case of a former Baylor basketball player who has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempt to extort Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III have started to emerge.
According to court documents in the case of Richard Hurd, who played at the university from 2004-2008, Hurd contacted an agency in St. Louis identified only as “B. D.”
“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,” states the affidavit.
Bond for Hurd has be set at $25,000.
Griffin’s agent is Ben Dogra. His agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has an office in St. Louis.
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.
The FBI returned him to Waco where he is in custody in McLennan County Jail.
Griffin won the Heisman Trophy playing for Baylor last year