College Basketball Fans React To Bob Huggins Entering 12-Month Rehab Program

Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers on sideline

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So far, 2024 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year for longtime college basketball coach Bob Huggins.

First, he was suspended for three games, was forced to undergo sensitivity training and had his salary reduced by $1 million after he used a homophobic slur twice and mocked Catholics while talking about Xavier fans.

A little over a month after that incident, Huggins was arrested for DUI with a reported .21% blood alcohol level – more than 2.5 times the legal limit.

Following his arrest in Pittsburgh, Bob Huggins resigned from his head basketball coach position at West Virginia (angering his daughter in the process).

Shortly after that, Huggins went “full Constanza” and had his lawyers publish a letter claiming that he didn’t actually resign and wanted his job back.

After threatening a lawsuit over his supposed resignation (which he claimed was written by his wife, June Huggins), West Virginia responded by saying it no intentions of reinstaing Huggins.

Fast forward another few weeks to today, and it is now being reported that Bob Huggins has entered a 12-month alcohol treatment program in relation to his DUI arrest.

ESPN reports…

Huggins had been scheduled for a formal arraignment Thursday. According to court records in Pittsburgh, that hearing was canceled last month after he was accepted into the program. Under the agreement, his one-year probation period can be done after six months if he meets all conditions, including the completion of an alcohol treatment program.

Huggins was assessed $2,810 in court costs and fees, including $300 for an alcohol highway safety program. His driver’s license was suspended for at least 60 days.

Many college basketball fans on social media expressed their feeling about Huggins, who entered the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, entering the diversion program.

“Wow…that’s pretty serious and telling as well. Sad end to a Hall of Fame coaching career,” one fan tweeted.

“Not a huge surprise of an outcome,” another fan wrote.

No. That did actually happen.

Others figured this was just a bump in the road before Huggins lands his next college basketball head coaching gig.

Then there was this guy…

Never change, internet.