Today, the Houston Texans released three players for violating team rules while at the Texans’ team hotel in Kansas City. The Texans were in town to play the Chiefs. The three players, all rookies, were running back Cierre Wood, defensive end Sam Montgomery and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson.
That was all the information we had at first, a violation of team rules. I suspected it had something to do with curfew or bringing people back to the rooms maybe. In hindsight, releasing players for that would’ve been severe. According to anonymous sources to ESPN, they were smoking marijuana in the hotel room.
Getting released for smoking weed in your hotel, that makes more sense. For rookies they’ve not only wasted an opportunity, but they could’ve severely hurt their careers in the process. A team would be taking a big risk signing a player found smoking weed in the team’s hotel.
“I don’t understand why they did it,” Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed said, via ESPN. “They had the opportunity of their lives and they just kind of threw it away. I don’t have too much to say about it. It’s really unfortunate. We lost a lot of depth for that game. They were great players and they had a lot of potential. We’re just going to find more guys that are more dedicated to the cause.”
They could be considering filing a grievance. There is a report out there that they were smoking cigars. “Cigars” or something companies try to pass off as cigars, are used to smoke marijuana.
“We’re discussing the possibility of filing a grievance,” Jefferson’s agent, Chad Cannon said. “I need to be in touch with them and really figure if that’s the best route to take.”
What a waste of an opportunity.