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What We Know About Bob Huggins’ DUI and What’s Next?



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West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was arrested on a DUI charge in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The University released a statement regarding the incident stating that they’re looking into it.

“West Virginia University is aware of an incident last night involving Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, for which he was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the City of Pittsburgh. We are gathering more information and will take appropriate action once the review is complete.”

According to the arrest report, Huggins was pulled over 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.

According to the arrest report:

“Just before 8:30 p.m, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 observed a black SUV on Merchant Street off of Ridge Avenue in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. The driver’s side door was open and the vehicle had a flat and shredded tire.

Officers directed the male driver on how best to move off the road so they could help with the flat tire. When they observed him having difficulty maneuvering the SUV to allow vehicles to pass, they activated their lights to pull him over. Upon questioning, officers had strong suspicion to believe the male was intoxicated.

They asked him to exit the vehicle to perform standard field sobriety tests, which he failed. The male was placed in custody without incident and transported for further testing.

Robert Huggins, 69, of Morgantown, West Virginia was charged with Driving Under the Influence. He was released from custody and will appear for a preliminary hearing at a later date.”

So early on in this, what’s next?

Last month WVU President Gordon Gee and Director of Athletics Wren Baker punished Huggins for his anti-gay slur over a Cincinnati radio station. Gee and Baker said that any other similar incident would result in termination. Huggins was dismissed at the University of Cincinnati back in 2004 for the same incident.

As far as the players, they’re figuring everything out as the news comes out and are meeting as a team soon, per sources.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date with the latest on Huggins.

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