That is why this is going to be on the very low end of the scale, he might have been trying to buy a lot more but he never got to that point. At least not that they know of.
A lot of the case is based on the conspiracy angle which while not good, is nowhere near as bad as getting caught with a huge amount of drugs in your possession. On a broader scale 1 kilo is nothing, but enough to get you about 5 years at the least.
Hurd was also talking himself up(as are the police in every article,like they always do), he was nowhere remotely close to being one of the largest drug dealers in Chicago with the amounts he was talking about. The real kingpins would laugh at those amounts. He may have aspired to be one of those guys but he wasn't anywhere close.
Found this web site that calculate the sentecing guidelines for someone convicted of a federal crime:
So, assuming he does get charged with conspiracy on the cocaine, he can look at another 121-151 months in jail and a $17,500 to $175,000.
On the half ton of pot, he could get an extra 6-7 yrs and a fine between $12,500 to $125,000.
aside from what you guys have already pointed out, it's a black eye for the NFL. what an idiot