The Houston Texans recently released three players, defensive end Sam Montgomery, running back Cierre Wood and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson.
An ESPN report said the releases were because the players were smoking marijuana in the team hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
However, the agent for Sam Montgomery is denying the report.
“It is our position that the story written about Sam Montgomery by ESPN, which sets forth that he was dismissed from the Houston Texans for using marijuana, is completely inaccurate,” Jeff Guerriero said in a statement sent by text message to ESPN.com. “Mr. Montgomery was dismissed from the team for allegedly violating a team rule. This can be confirmed by the Houston Texan personnel.”
Several Houston outlets simply said the releases were due to a “violation of team rules.”
“I won’t discuss team rules and those type of things,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com Monday. “I’ll make decisions based on a body of work in everything I do. I’ve got five months of work invested in those three young men and made a decision today to move forward.”
The Texans, losers of five straight games, have a bye this week.