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Texans allegedly release three players for marijuana use, players deny the claim

The agent for former Houston Texans defensive end Sam Montgomery on Tuesday denied an ESPN.com report that his client was released by the team after using marijuana.

“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.”

Asked for an official statement about the release of Montgomery, running back Cierre Wood and outside linebacker Willie Jefferson, the Texans declined to expand beyond coach Gary Kubiak’s comments at a Monday news conference.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

“I won’t discuss team rules and those type of things,” Kubiak said 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.”

On Monday morning, the Houston Chronicle and Fox 26 Houston reported that Jefferson, Montgomery and Wood were released for violating team rules in the team hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

Three sources told ESPN.com on Monday that the violation stemmed from marijuana use. Read more

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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