Ex-ASU football player Jaelen Strong arrested in Scottsdale for marijuana possession

SCOTTSDALE - A Houston Texans wide receiver was arrested in Scottsdale for marijuana possession over the weekend.

Jaelen Strong, who played for Arizona State University, was arrested Sunday before midnight while riding in a black Maserati near 5th Avenue and Drinkwater Boulevard.

Officers stopped the car for having no visible license plates and found Damarious Randall, a Green Bay Packers cornerback and former ASU player, driving the car. Strong and another passenger were inside.

A heavy smell of marijuana was coming from inside the car and Strong admitted to having marijuana without a medical card. He gave police a cigar box with three marijuana cigarettes inside.

Strong was booked into Scottsdale jail and later released. Police say Randall and the other individual were released at the scene.

"The Houston Texans are aware of the incident regarding (Strong) in Scottsdale, Ariz.," Rick Smith, the Texans' executive vice president of football operations, said in a statement.

"We are disappointed in the choices Jaelen made to put himself in this situation. We will have no further comment at this time."

Strong, who played for ASU in 2013 and '14, made the First-team All-Pac-12 Team in 2014. He was selected by the Texans in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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