SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Police say Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong has been arrested for marijuana possession in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.

A Scottsdale police spokesman say the former Arizona State standout was taken into custody late Sunday and booked into the Scottsdale City Jail. He was later released.

Police say Strong was a passenger in a Maserati that was stopped just before midnight when officers noticed the luxury car didn't have a visible license plate.

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Officers say they detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle.

They say Strong admitted he was possession of some marijuana and didn't have a medical marijuana card.

Police say Strong gave officers a cigar package containing three marijuana cigarettes.

Strong was a third-round draft pick of the Texans last year.