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Report: Bob Huggins Demands Reinstatement or Will Sue WVU



Bob Huggins

Former West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins has sent a letter to West Virginia University demanding reinstatement or else will sue, as first reported by Hoppy Kercheval of MetroNews.

Huggins is claiming that he never resigned.

Kercheval obtained comments from Huggins’ attorney:

“Coach Huggins never signed a resignation letter and never communicated a resignation to anyone at WVU. Accordingly, the WVU public comments are not only false, but appear to be an after-the-fact attempt to remedy WVU’s breach of the Employment.”

Huggins was charged of DUI on June 16 before resigning just 24 hours later. This was the second time in weeks that Huggins put negative light on the University after using an anti-gay slur over a Cincinnati radio station back in May.

According to the arrest report, Huggins was pulled over in downtown Pittsburgh with a flat tire and was questioned about his whereabouts. Huggins was not sure where he really was as he was coming back from Columbus at a basketball camp with his brother. Huggins fumbled around for his ID and a Burger King receipt. The officer had Huggins get out of the car and complete a field sobriety test and couldn’t keep his head still. The reports state that Huggins blew a .210 and had empty beer cans in a trash bag.

Huggins appeared in court on Monday. Huggins waived his case at the hearing and set up a formal arraignment, which is now set for Aug. 17 at the Pittsburgh Municipal Court. The hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m.

Huggins won 935 career games spanning five coaching tenures at Walsh College, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Huggins returned to his alma mater in 2007, taking the Mountaineers to their second Final Four in school history in 2010. Huggins finishes second in all-time coaching wins at WVU, with 345 wins. Huggins was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2022.

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