Huggins made the comments during an interview with Bill Cunningham on 700 WLW in Cincinnati, a place that Huggins knows well after spending 16 years as the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.
While the two were yucking it up, Cunningham jokingly asked Huggins if he had poached any players from Cincinnati’s rival school, Xavier, in the transfer portal.
Huggins responded by taking a jab at the Catholic school – his former rival from his days at Cincy:
“Catholics don’t do that.
Any school that can throw rubber penises on the floor and then say they didn’t do it, by God they can get away with anything.”
Huggins was apparently referencing an incident where Xavier fans had thrown sex toys onto the floor while he was the coach at Cincinnati.
The host then said:
“I think it was transgender night wasn’t it?”
Huggins then responded with a homophobic slur – not once, but twice:
“No, what it was, was all those f**s. Those Catholic f**s I think is what it was. They were envious they didn’t have one.”
Huggins issued an apology, and agreed to the punishment from WVU for his comments during the radio interview.
But now it seems he’s in even more hot water.
According to WV Metro News, Huggins was arrested for DUI last night in Pittsburgh.
Huggins’ vehicle was reportedly observed blocking traffic in the middle of the road with the drivers’ side door open. The SUV had a flat and shredded tire.
When officers attempted to assist, they noticed that Huggins had difficulty moving the vehicle off the road, and subsequently activated their lights to pull him over.
Officers asked the 69-year old Huggins to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed, and then placed the WVU basketball coach under arrest for DUI. He was ultimately released from custody, and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing at a later date.
There’s no word on why Huggins was in Pittsburgh last night, which is about an hour away from Morgantown, West Virginia – though the location of the arrest on Merchant Street off of Ridge Avenue is less than a mile from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Acrisure Stadium, where Taylor Swift played her first of two shows on Friday night.
The incident isn’t Huggins’ first run-in with the law, having been arrested for DUI back in 2004 – ironically, while he was the coach at Cincinnati. That DUI ultimately led to his resignation as Bearcats coach, and Huggins pleaded no contest to the charges.
Not a great look for a coach already trying to rehab (no pun intended) his image…