RGIII target of extortion


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.


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