NEW INFO: Lawman, NFL Player's Dad Charged With Cocaine Possession

The father of an NFL player, who was a Nash County deputy, is no longer on the force after being arrested for drugs.

Deputy George Kurney was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine. Officials say a joint investigation between the Nash County Sheriff's Office, SBI, Tarboro Police and Wilson Police led to the arrest.

The 50-year-old Bailey man is father of Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.

Kurney was relieved of his duties following the arrest. Kurney worked for the Nash County Sheriff's Office for nearly a decade.

Peppers played for the Bears last year after eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Donald Bullock, 46, of Sims, was also arrested in the investigation.


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  • by SHOE on Jun 3, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    Why is it if a kid gets in trouble - it's the parents fault for raising the child wrong but now that a parent's at fault for a crime it doesn't matter who their kid is. And it's not like Kurney was a patrol cop, he was a baliff.
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      by Deputy Sheriff on Jun 3, 2011 at 01:09 PM in reply to SHOE
      It does not matter if he is a road deputy, court baliff, transportation officer or any other employee in the Sheriff's Office he was charged with drugs and should be fired..... On the other hand I dont see the need to put his sons name in this article if the son was not involved....
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        by BB on Jun 11, 2011 at 04:48 PM in reply to Deputy Sheriff
        I agree with you on both counts.
  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    First you have Tarheels in trouble with the law, and now their parents are getting in trouble. That's the Carolina way.
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      by Blah on Jun 3, 2011 at 07:42 AM in reply to Pack Man
      Be careful, or your "PACK" might bite you in the @$$! !
  • by concern Location: Bailey,, NC on Jun 3, 2011 at 06:09 AM
    I am just amazed at this story. This deputy should really be ashamed of himself. Everyone in the community respected him and look at what he has done. I am really disappointed in the media for associating Julius's name with this. Julius cannot beheld accountable for what his father does. And furthermore he really was not much of a dad to Julis until he started playing pro ball. This particular deputy should apoligize to the nash county sheriff department because the department stood by him in the passing of his wife. He is just a disgrace to law enforcement.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    I usually don't criticize reporting tactics, but I do feel that it was unneccessary to make it known that one of the men arrested is the father of Julius Pepper. It does seem like a ploy to entice more people to read the article, or to watch the story on television. As has been stated, Julius had no involvement in the incident, so why should his name be dragged into this unfortunate series of events?
  • by The Truth Location: ENC on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    This is so disrespectful to Julius simply because his father is useless. Not only as a father but, as a law enforcement officer. As someone who has been in law enforcement/law enforcement related fields for 30 years, my focus is on the criminal. He has disgraced law enforcement and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No excuses. No exceptions.
  • by JusticeForAll on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:18 PM
    I didn't know they had a "Snow Patrol" in Nash County...
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jun 2, 2011 at 07:11 PM
    I guess witn ant to people to notice this headline, it bad enough he was a deputy but to bring Julius pepper into the mix is terrible shame on you witn , I am sure justice will be served
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      by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:51 PM in reply to T Maxx
      Sensationalism, that's all WITN is interested in! The name Julius Peppers is the draw. I'll betcha he doesn't even associate with Kurney, nor call him Dad.
  • by James on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    PS....Julius didn't have much of a relationship with this so called father. You should be ashamed of yourself WITN for adding this to the story title nearly a day after the story broke. Anything to drum up some more views, huh?
  • by James on Jun 2, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    No he shouldn't get the same treatment. He should get double what the average person would because he was sworn in to enforce the very same laws he broke.
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      by Deputy Sheriff on Jun 3, 2011 at 01:17 PM in reply to James
      Amen to that
  • by mad on Jun 2, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    Now where am i going to get my drugs???
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