The Houston Texans cut rookie Sam Montgomery and two others for violating team rules. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
The agent for former Houston Texans defensive end Sam Montgomery said his client was not released by the team for using marijuana, reports ESPN.com.
Montgomery, linebacker Willie Jefferson, and running back Cierre Wood were sent home before the Texans 17-16 loss in Kansas City on Sunday.
The team later said the three were released because they violated team policy.
Montgomery said that said Wood and Jefferson were smoking a cigar in their hotel room in Kansas City and no illegal drugs were involved. Montgomery was a third-round selection by the team in April's draft and did not appear in any games with the team.
"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."