The Invoice Cunningham Present
3:00 PM PT — West Virginia College athletics additionally launched a press release … saying Huggins’ feedback have been “insensitive, offensive and don’t symbolize our College values.”
“West Virginia College doesn’t condone the usage of such language and takes such actions very severely.”
The varsity says the scenario is below evaluation.
2:33 PM PT — Bob Huggins simply addressed the incident … apologizing and promising to do higher.
“Through the dialog, I used a totally insensitive and abhorrent phrase that there’s merely no excuse for — and I will not attempt to make one right here,” Huggins stated.
Huggins apologized to the Xavier, Cincinnati, and West Virginia communities … and stated he’ll settle for any punishment that comes his manner.
“I’m ashamed and embarrassed and heartbroken for these I’ve harm. I have to do higher, and I’ll.”
School basketball teaching legend Bob Huggins caught his foot firmly in his mouth throughout a radio look on Monday morning … utilizing a homophobic slur not as soon as — however twice — on the present.
Huggins, who’s been the boys’s basketball head coach at West Virginia since 2007, dropped the offensive remarks whereas speaking with Invoice Cunningham about Xavier on the radio character’s 700 WLW present in Cincinnati.
Invoice introduced up the NCAA switch portal with Huggins — and requested if he had “poached any Xavier guys to come back to play for West Virginia?”
Huggins responded that “Catholics do not try this” — earlier than he added, “Any faculty that may throw rubber penises on the ground after which say they didn’t do it, by God they will get away with something.”
Huggins appeared to be referencing an incident that occurred when he was teaching for the Cincinnati Bearcats in opposition to the Musketeers in a Crosstown Shootout rivalry sport previous to his time at WVU.
“I feel it was transgender night time wasn’t it?” Cunningham stated … earlier than Huggins responded, “No, what it was, was all these f**s. These Catholic f**s I feel.”
“They have been envious they did not have one.”
Huggins coached at UC from 1989 to 2005. He had a short stint as Kansas State’s head coach from 2006 to 2007 earlier than he joined the Mountaineers. In his profession, he is earned 934 wins — the eighth-most all-time — and made two Remaining Fours.
Final season, he helped lead WVU to the NCAA event however misplaced within the first spherical to Maryland.
West Virginia has but to touch upon the coach’s interview. Xavier has not but both.
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