Theballerlife.com just learned that the No. 2 overall NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was the target of an extortion plot by a former Baylor basketball player, who allegedly threatened to release “derogatory information” unless he was paid a “substantial sum” of money.
Richard Khamir Hurd, 25, was arraigned Monday in federal court in Waco. His bond was set at $25,000.
Court documents say that last week, Hurd contacted a representative from a St. Louis agency, threatening to publicize derogatory information about a client unless he was paid a “substantial sum” of money. The representative is identified in documents only by the initials B.D.
Griffin’s agent is St. Louis-based Ben Dogra, who didn’t respond to messages Monday. The documents don’t name Griffin.
According to court documents, Hurd met at a Waco business Friday with someone who agreed to handle the transaction. After signing a non-disclosure agreement, handing over the information and receiving a check, Hurd was arrested by an undercover FBI agent, documents said.
So what “derogatory information” did Richard Hurd threaten to release?