Matt Jones completes drug court in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Matt Jones has completed his stint in drug court.
Jones was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of cocaine possession, and as part of a plea agreement was ordered to participate in NFL-sponsored substance-abuse counseling and undergo random drug testing through the end of the football season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released Jones in March after he failed a drug and alcohol test. Jones said at the time he'd had beers while golfing with friends.
Jones "graduated" from Washington County Drug Court on Monday and his felony cocaine possession charge was dismissed.
Jones says he's learned from his mistakes and that he's hoping an NFL team will make an offer.
Henry not returning to Arkansas basketball team
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas basketball coach John Pelphrey says Jason Henry will not return to the Razorbacks next season.
Pelphrey said Sunday that Arkansas officials have worked with Henry "on a day-to-day basis" to help him grow as a student-athlete and a person.
But Pelphrey says that while Henry has made academic progress, it is in the best interest of the program that Henry not return. Pelphrey says he wants players who have a "long-term commitment" to the university and its basketball program.
Henry is from West Memphis. He played in 23 games as a freshman, starting twice, and averaged 8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
ULM's Dallimore joins Ark-Little Rock staff
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Louisiana-Monroe's Robert Dallimore is headed to fellow Sun Belt Conference school Arkansas-Little Rock as an associate coach for the women's basketball team.
Dallimore joins the Trojans after four years as Louisiana-Monroe's co-associate head coach. Arkansas-Little Rock coach Joe Foley announced Dallimore's hiring on Monday.
At Arkansas-Little Rock, Dallimore will be responsible for recruiting, on-floor coaching, scouting reports, scheduling and helping with post position players.
He's also spent nine seasons as coach of the girls basketball program at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, La.
Urban hunts seek to control deer population
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An increase in the number of vehicle accidents involving deer has led to "urban hunts" in some areas in an effort to control deer population.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has organized such hunts during the past few years, during which hunters can use only bows and arrows.
Hunts are set for September and January in Horseshoe Bend, Cherokee Village, Bull Shoals and Hot Springs Village.
Brad Miller, a deer biologist for the commission, says more than 1,200 people have reported vehicle accidents involving deer in each year from 2005 to 2007.
A report on deer-vehicle collision claims from State Farm Insurance lists almost 18,500 such accidents in Arkansas during 2007 and 2008. Those numbers also include collisions with moose and elk.