Bengals lineman Sam Montgomery jailed for speeding in South Carolina

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This isn't a good way to endure yourself to a team that already has plenty of other guys at your position.

Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery was ticketed for speeding well above the limit on Wednesday morning in South Carolina, according to Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk.

Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery was ticketed for speeding on Wednesday morning in South Carolina, the Laurens County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office confirmed to PFT.

Montgomery's citation was first reported by Fox Carolina. also reported on Montgomery's ticket.

According to Lt. Francine Champagne of the sheriff's office, Montgomery was ticketed for being clocked at 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. The citation drew a $355 fine, and Montgomery was booked into the county jail early Wednesday morning. According to the sheriff's office, it's not uncommon to be booked for being alleged to have been traveling more than 25 mph over the limit.

Montgomery was released this morning on his own recognizance, according to the sheriff's office. He has a July 16 court date in the county, Lt. Champagne said.

The fact that he was jailed for speeding is a bit odd, but then again, going 34 mph over the speed limit should probably qualify as reckless driving.

A second-year NFL player, Montgomery was a former third-round pick with the Houston Texans in 2013. However, he was inactive during the first seven games before being waived on Oct. 22.

He, along with two other rookies, were reportedly smoking marijuana the night before a game last year, and Montgomery was cut soon thereafter. Montgomery has denied those allegations. The Oakland Raiders signed him onto their practice squad momentarily in December.

Montgomery played thee seasons (2010-12) at LSU, notching 19.0 sacks, tied for sixth in program history, in just 31 career games. He also had 32.5 tackles-for-loss.

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