Former Arizona State Sun Devils star and current Houston Texans receiver Jaelen Strong was arrested in Scottsdale late Sunday night on charges of marijuana possession, as ABC 15 first reported.
#BREAKING: Jaelen Strong, Texans WR & former ASU football player was arrested in Scottsdale https://t.co/t39KSPRfdg pic.twitter.com/E30XZuqkci— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 29, 2016
In a black Maserati driven by former ASU teammate and current Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, officers stopped the car for having no visible license plates. After the cop noticed a heavy scent of marijuana from the car, Strong admitted to possession without a medical card. After giving up a box with three rolled joints over to the police, Strong was booked into a Scottsdale jail and released.
Randall — as well as another unnamed passenger in the vehicle — were released at the scene.
Strong's first year in Houston was tumultuous, as the third round pick didn't even dress for his first game until October, but he showed glimpses of the game-changing talent he displayed in his two years in Tempe. He finished his rookie season with 14 receptions for 161 yards and three touchdowns, and Texans coach Bill O'Brien has expressed optimism in Strong's NFL future over the offseason.