Texans WR Jaelen Strong arrested on marijuana possession charge

Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of marijuana just before midnight Sunday, according to the Scottsdale (Arizona) Police Department.

Per a release from the department obtained by ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Strong was riding in a car driven by former Arizona State teammate and current Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall at the time of his arrest. Strong was released from jail pending charges from the Maricopa County Superior Court, while Randall and the third occupant of the car were released at the scene.

Demovsky also obtained a copy of Strong's mug shot, which can be seen below:

If we take the similar arrest of Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount as a precedent, one would expect Strong and/or Randall to face discipline from the league, possibly a suspension. (It is, of course, possible that the league does not consider that incident to be analogous to this one and takes some other form of action against Strong and/or Randall, or takes no action at all.)

In August 2014, Bell and Blount were stopped in a car that smelled of marijuana. Bell was arrested and eventually booked on a possession charge, while Blount was allowed to leave from the scene. Bell was then suspended three games (reduced to two games on appeal) while Blount was suspended for one.

As of this writing, neither the Texans nor Packers has commented on the incident.

Jaelen Strong was arrested Sunday night. (USATSI)
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Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He joined CBSSports.com in 2014 and has since spent far too much of his time watching film and working in spreadsheets. Full Bio

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