Downfall: Paying too much money for drugs.
Sam Hurd’s struggle was so epic that it’s almost unfair to highlight. The backup Chicago Bears receiver allegedly agreed to pay $25,000 per kilo for powder, and $450 per pound for weed, amounting to a $2.8 million monthly habit. Hurd spilled the beans to an undercover federal agent, saying that he wanted to buy 10 kils of coke and 1,000 pounds of greenery.
Today, Hurd faces charges for conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, is looking at up to 40 years in prison, and up to a $5 million fine.