Former ASU football player Jaelen Strong arrested in Scottsdale

Now-NFL wide receiver arrested on possession of Marijuana

Former ASU football wide receiver and Houston Texan player Jaelen Strong was arrested Sunday night in Scottsdale on suspicion of marijuana possession, according to Scottsdale Police.

Damarious Randall, Strong's teammate while at ASU and cornerback for the Green Bay Packers, was driving a black Maserati near the area of Fifth Avenue and Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale Police wrote in a statement. Strong and another person were passengers in the vehicle, which was stopped for not displaying a license plate, according to the report.

According to the statement, the officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Strong had three marijuana cigarettes with him and did not have a medical marijuana card, police reported. He was arrested and booked into Scottsdale City Jail, and released pending charges, according to the statement.

Randall and the other passenger were both released at the scene, police reported.

Before entering the draft after his junior season at ASU, Strong registered more than 2200 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns as a Sun Devil. He made First Team All-Pac-12 in both his redshirt sophomore and junior years, and was a Third Team All-American his junior season (2014). Last year with the Texans, Strong had 14 receptions for 161 yards and three touchdowns.


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