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Thursday, September 4, 2003
Hudler suspended following marijuana arrest

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels television analyst Rex Hudler was suspended indefinitely by the team Thursday after his airport arrest last weekend for investigation of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He violated company policy and will be replaced during upcoming telecasts by Jose Mota of the club's Spanish radio team, the team said.

Hudler, 42, was arrested at Kansas City International Airport on Sunday and released after posting bond.

His agent, Joel Wolf, wasn't immediately available for comment.

Hudler, a utility player for the Angels from 1994-96, is in his fifth season as the team's TV analyst. He played 10 years in the minor leagues before making it to the majors and wound up playing professionally for 21 years with 18 teams.