MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — It has been a difficult 24 hours for West Virginians, but it appears that Bob Huggins will survive the calls for him to resign and will remain the head coach of the Mountaineers.
Huggins, 69, made a homophobic slur on a Cincinnati radio station yesterday and several national media members and local Pride groups called for him to resign. However, Huggins apologized for his actions and is willing to accept the punishments that are coming to him.
According to sources, Huggins will be forced to sit out of an unspecified amount of games, pay fines and attend sensitivity training classes. In addition, Huggins will likely donate money to LGTBQ+ causes and charities.
In his released statement following his insensitive remarks, Huggins said that he would “do better” and “deeply apologized” to the individuals that he hurt with his words. Huggins also said that he would accept any consequences that he would face.
West Virginia University decided that this was the appropriate punishment for his actions and wants to put this whole mess in the past, but also must take the situation seriously. Expect an official announcement from the university in the coming days.