Dudley Dawson, Recruiting Editor for Hawgs Illustrated, Arrested on Suspicion of DWI

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Dudley Dawson

The Springdale Morning News reported Friday, May 24, 2013, that Dudley Dawson, the recruiting editor for Hawgs Illustrated and a columnist for NWA Media daily newspapers, was arrested early Thursday, May 23, 2013, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The report states he was stopped on Wagon Wheel Road by the Bethel Heights Police Department at approximately 2:20 a.m. Police say Dawson’s breath analyzer reading was .20. The legal limit in Arkansas is .08.

Dawson was released on citation from jail Thursday afternoon. He is scheduled for court June 20, 2013, in Bethel Heights city court.

Dawson is a regular contributor for the Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly talk radio show. His bio from the show’s website is below.

Dudley has been in and around the University of Arkansas sports scene for the past 27 years.  He began as a graduate assistant for the Razorback basketball team under Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson before graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism and going to work for the Hot Springs Sentinel Record. He worked there for a year before returning to Fayetteville to the Northwest Arkansas Times, where he worked as a sports writer from 1987-2001.

Dudley has worked for Hawgs Illustrated since its inception and became full-time at the magazine in 2001. He has also been a co-host on both Sports Rap with Chuck Barrett and Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly since 1996.

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  • Trey

    So between The ” Mayor of Munchkin City” Bo Mattingly and now Dudley these two have a combined 4 DWIs?

  • If this unfortunate error in judgment was reported in the Springdale Morning News, I don’t see the need to rehash the information on your blog. Your site features excellent articles from very knowledgeable and experienced writers. You cover the broadest spectrum of Arkansas (not just U of A) sporting activities of any site which I’ve found.
    But your occasional vindictive jabs at your competitors aren’t appealing. Wally’s a “has been” , lazy thinkers and “wanna be’s” listen to talk radio. People really interested in sports which covers the entire state of Arkansas know where to find the information which they seek. So do what you do best! Give us information and stories of interest – not gossip and petty bickering.

  • McMurdo

    I don’t see it as a jab, just reporting. When I did an internet search, this came up, not the Springdale Morning News article.