Anti-Gay WV College Coach Resigns After DUI Arrest

CBS Sports reports:

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has resigned as Mountaineers men’s basketball coach after he was arrested Friday night in Pittsburgh for driving under the influence of alcohol. Huggins, who informed the team of his impending resignation on Saturday night, intends to retire.

Huggins, 69, is one of the biggest figures in college basketball, with two Final Fours and more than four decades of coaching to his name. Until his ouster, he was the active leader in Division I wins (934), his head-coaching career dating back to Walsh College in 1980.

Most recently, he escaped job termination after going on Cincinnati radio and making homophobic and disparaging comments against gay people and Catholics. Huggins quickly apologized and was sanctioned by West Virginia.

ESPN reports:

According to a 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. Huggins was arrested after Pittsburgh Police observed a black SUV blocking traffic just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle had a “flat and shredded tire” and the driver’s side door was open.

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. The officer also noted garbage bags with empty beer containers both inside the vehicle and in the trunk, according to the criminal complaint. Huggins was convicted of drunken driving in 2004 while at Cincinnati after pleading no contest.