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Bob Huggins’ BAC Was .21, Didn’t Answer What City He Was In When Arrested: Police Report

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Details are emerging on Bob Huggins’ DUI arrest from Friday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and none of it is pretty for the West Virginia basketball coach.

According to the police report, a breath test determined that Huggins’ blood alcohol content was 0.21%, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08% in Pennsylvania. A blood sample also was taken from Huggins at a hospital prior to his release.

 

Other details include Huggins being possibly unaware of what city he was in. The West Virginia basketball coach told officers he had been to a basketball camp with his brother in Sherrodsville, Ohio, which is about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh. An officer said Huggins was asked multiple times what city he was in but never got a clear response, with the coach mentioning the city of Columbus a few times.

Huggins was driving a black SUV at around 8:30 p.m. on Merchant Street off of Ridge Avenue when officers observed the vehicle in the middle of the road blocking traffic, according to Pittsburgh Police. The report added that the driver’s side door was open and the vehicle had a flat and shredded tire.

Huggins then had trouble maneuvering the SUV. The officers questioned Huggins and, believing he was intoxicated, asked him to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

West Virginia officials learned early Saturday morning about Huggins’ arrest and are expected to make a decision on his fate as coach in the near future.

 

“We are gathering more information and will take appropriate action once the review is complete,” the school said in a statement.

Bob Huggins is one month removed from going on WLW Radio in Cincinnati and getting himself in hot water after using a homophobic slur not once, but twice, directing the slur at Xavier fans.

At the 1:15 mark of the audio clip, which was posted by Awful Announcing on Twitter, you can hear Huggins mention “all those f**s, those Catholic f**s,” when referencing Xavier fans who would “throw rubber penises on the floor, and then say they didn’t do it.”

Huggins’ remarks were in response to a question of if he’d “poached any Xavier guys to come play at West Virginia” to which he said, “Catholics don’t do that.”

Huggins has since agreed to a three-game suspension, a $1M reduction in salary, and will be required to take sensitivity training as part of his agreement to stay on as the men’s basketball coach.

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