In February of 2016, Jaelen Strong was arrested for marijuana possession in Scottsdale, Arizona. He recently attempted to appeal disciplinary action from the NFL. He lost.
#Texan WR Jaelen Strong is suspended for the first game of 2017 for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2017
Strong will be suspended for one game, which will be when the Texans open their regular season against the Jaguars on September 10th. Houston is already without the services of Will Fuller V, and Braxton Miller is dealing with a mild ankle injury. The depth chart will be slim pickings when Houston faces Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye in two weeks.
The league’s official statement is below.
Strong had the following to say after his suspension was upheld today.