DALLAS (AP) A former Baylor basketball player is facing federal extortion charges for allegedly threatening to release “derogatory information” about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Richard Khamir 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, the Baylor quarterback who was the No. 2 overall draft choice of the Washington Redskins, was the target of the alleged extortion attempt. 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. Griffin’s agent is St. Louis-based Ben Dogra, who didn’t respond to messages Monday. The documents don’t name Griffin.
RGIII target of extortion
June 27, 2012 By