Bob Huggins used a gay slur from the 90s, and since then, everyone has wondered what his punishment would be.
I wouldn’t call the punishment light because no one likes losing a million dollars, but in the grand scheme of things, no one will be talking about this by the time the NCAA tournament comes around.
He is getting an older man doesn’t know what he is saying pass.
Bob Huggins has been punished for using a homophobic slur twice during a radio interview earlier this week … getting hit with a three-game suspension and a $1 million annual salary reduction.
The news came out just minutes ago … with WVU announcing the coaching legend will NOT lose his job over the comments, but will spend a bit of time away from the team.
The punishment also includes sensitivity training … which will now be a requirement for all current and future coaches at the university, according to the release. On top of that, Huggins’ contract has been reconstructed to a year-by-year agreement … and he’s being kept on a short leash.
“We have made it explicitly clear to Coach Huggins that any incidents of similar derogatory and offensive language will result in immediate termination,” WVU prez Gordon Gee and athletic director Wren Baker said in a statement.
The $1 million that has been pulled from Huggins’ checks will now be used to support the university’s LGBTQ+ Center and other organizations that help marginalized communities.
Huggins will also make a donation to Xavier’s Center for Faith and Justice … as well as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Do you think this punishment was fair, or do you think Huggins should have lost his job over it? The way he was talking, you would think he was speaking to his buddies at the bar while chugging some beers.
Here is the full video.
⚠️ Here’s the audio of Bob Huggins calling Xavier fans “Catholic f–s” during an appearance on Bill Cunningham’s WLW radio show in Cincinnati pic.twitter.com/JTftGx9rQE
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 8, 2023