Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans helmet on the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Vikings 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

3 Texans released for smoking marijuana in hotel


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.

Tags: Cierre Wood Houston Texans Sam Montgomery Willie Jefferson

  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING….

    the nfl does business in 2 legal states and 20 others where it’s medically accepted…time to pull their licenses until they change their policies….enough is enough

    20 years behind us texas, that’s 2 decades if you can’t count…lol, wow…texans are 2-5? you should be 0-7, the cowboys should join you there as well until your backwards policies change…

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS…my crew and i are ending this war…

    • skeletony

      While I cannot contest that these rookies acted kind of stupidly if they wanted to be NFL players (even though the anti-marijuana bigotry is wrong), I find it quite amazing that a player can have a glass of wine, a shot of liquor or a beer as an NFL player and not face ANY repercussions but if the same player takes a hit off a joint he is fined, possibly suspended or even fired.

      To me this is like banning ‘name calling’ while allowing people to fist fight or some such.

      When I and a house full of people are smoking pot until our lugs are aching for hours and hours, the worst that will happen is someone may fall asleep or eat a bunch of junk food. If I and a house full of people are drinking for hours, it is a virtual guarantee that the cops or an ambulance will have to be called at some point.

  • Aaron Mason

    Everyone knows marijuana is harmless, stop wasting our tax dollars and police time on this stupid BULLSHlT.