Former Baylor Basketball Player Arrested For Extorting Robert Griffin III
Richard Khamir Hurd, a former Baylor basketball player is facing federal extortion charges for allegedly threatening to release “derogatory information” about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Hurd’s bond was set at $25,000 after his first appearance Monday in federal court in Waco, Texas.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Griffin was the target of the alleged extortion attempt. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because authorities had not disclosed the detail.
Court documents say Hurd contacted a representative from a St. Louis agency, threatening to publicize derogatory information about one of his clients unless he was paid a “substantial sum” of money. The representative is identified by the initials B.D.