Sam Montgomery’s release from the Houston Texans may not have been due to marijuana use as has been reported by ESPN.com. The former LSU Tigers star was among three rookies released by Houston for a team violation prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Following his release Montgomery voluntarily submitted to an independent drug test in order to provide further proof and evidence that he was not using illegal drugs. The results of those tests came back negative confirming his statement that he was not using marijuana or illegal substances.