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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins apologizes for using anti-gay slur in radio interview

May 9, 2023

Longtime West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins apologized Monday afternoon after he used an anti-gay slur during an appearance on a Cincinnati sports radio show.

Huggins, in a statement released through the school, said he used "a completely insensitive and abhorrent phrase that there is simply no excuse for."

Huggins appeared Monday on "The Bill Cunningham Show," which airs on Cincinnati radio station 700WLW. Pretty shortly into the interview, Huggins was asked whether he had “poached any Xavier guys to come to West Virginia” in the transfer portal. Xavier, the private Catholic university, is located in Cincinnati.

Catholics don’t do that,” Huggins quickly replied.

“Any school that can throw rubber penises on the floor and then say they didn’t do it, my god they can get away with anything.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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