The arrest comes a month after the university suspended him for three games for defaming Catholics and slandering homosexuals during a radio interview.
West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. The university suspended him for three games. For slandering anti-gay people while slandering Catholics during a radio interview.
Huggins, 69, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was pulled over by police in Pittsburgh on Friday night. Police reports say he has been charged with DUI and has been released from custody and will appear at a preliminary hearing at a later date.
It was Mr. Huggins’ second arrest. Another happened in 2004 when he was Cincinnati’s head coach.
The West Virginia Athletic Department said in a statement that it was aware of Friday’s incident. “We are gathering more information and will take appropriate action once the investigation is complete,” the statement said.
Police said in a statement that just before 8:30 p.m., officers saw a black SUV blocking traffic in the middle of the road. The door on the side of the seat was open.
Officers instructed Mr. Huggins to remove his tires and pull off the road so he could help, turning on the lights as he struggled to maneuver the SUV to clear the vehicle. As a result of the interrogation, the police suspected that the man was drunk and asked him to get out of the car. He failed a standard on-site sobriety test, was taken into custody without incident, and was transferred for further testing, according to reports.
In June 2004, Huggins was ordered to participate in a three-day intervention program after filing a DUI complaint outside Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati suspended Huggins indefinitely and ordered him to rehabilitate.
Huggins was cleared to return to work two months later. All I can do is work like crazy to be a better person, a better coach, better at everything I do, and make people proud of me. ”
By 2005, Huggins’ 16-year career in Cincinnati was over. He was fired not only in the aftermath of his 2004 arrest, but also during a power struggle with the school principal.
After a season at Kansas State University, Huggins landed his dream job at his alma mater, West Virginia University, in 2007.
Last month, Huggins agreed to a three-game suspension, a $1 million pay cut and sensitivity training. with slurs said in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW. Huggins was asked about the transfer portal and whether there is a chance of getting a player from Jesuit school Xavier to West Virginia.
“Catholics don’t do that,” says Huggins. “Let me tell you, by God, any school that throws a rubber penis on the floor and says they didn’t do it will get away with it.
“That was a crosstown shootout. I think what it was, all those (expletives), Catholic (expletives).
In a joint statement released later that week, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Len Baker said the university would “immediately remove any similar derogatory or offensive language.” I made it clear to Coach Huggins that it would lead to my expulsion.”
Huggins’ annual salary of $4.15 million will be reduced by $1 million. This savings will be used to directly support her LGBTQ+ center at WVU, the university’s mental health center, and other organizations helping marginalized communities. He will be suspended for the first three games of the 2023-24 season. Additionally, his contract is set to change from a multi-year contract to a one-year deal that will begin on May 10, 2020 and end on April 30, 2024.
Huggins was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last September. 41 During his season, his team made his 25 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, ranked him in the top 10 seven times in the Associated Press polls, and finished below . There are times The Mountaineers have made 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament under Huggins.
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