Strong was subsequently released from a Scottsdale jail. ABC 15 provided Strong's mugshot after he was booked into the facility:
ABC15 Arizona @abc15
#BREAKING: Jaelen Strong, Texans WR & former ASU football player was arrested in Scottsdale https://t.co/t39KSPRfdg https://t.co/E30XZuqkci2016-2-29 20:07:35
TMZ provided footage of Strong's arrest on March 1:
The report stated that the former Arizona State Sun Devil was a passenger inside a black Maserati being driven by Damarious Randall, Strong's teammate at ASU and current Green Bay Packers safety. Police released Randall at the scene and detained Strong, who admitted to having marijuana in his possession.
"The Houston Texans are aware of the incident regarding [Strong] in Scottsdale, Ariz.," Texans Executive Vice President of Football Operations Rick Smith 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.
The Texans drafted Strong in the third round of the 2015 draft. In 10 games, he caught 14 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns. The Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith doesn't believe this arrest will help him after a somewhat disappointing rookie year:
Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith
Jaelen Strong had issues at combine, way behind at start of rookie season. Made progress late in year. Not the "news" he needs to be making.2016-2-29 20:26:56
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the 22-year-old has already talked with the team about his legal situation. On Feb. 26, Wilson wrote that Houston envisioned Strong playing a larger role in the offense in 2016.
Strong could face discipline from the NFL. The league suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell for three games—ultimately cut to two games—to start the 2015 regular season following his August 2014 arrest for DUI and marijuana possession.