Friday , Jun , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Huggins charged with DUI; awaits penalty

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – University of Cincinnati men’s basketball
coach Bob Huggins was charged with drunk driving after being arrested earlier
this week.

Huggins was stopped in Fairfax, a suburb of Cincinnati, after police noticed
that he was driving erratically. After getting pulled over, police say his
speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.

The coach was taken into custody and later released when his wife arrived
to pick him up.

Huggins may face a long suspension, or possibly even be dismissed as the
team’s head coach, but the university will not make a final decision until a
Saturday morning press conference.

The 50-year-old Huggins, who is preparing for his 16th season at Cincinnati,
is one of the winningest active coaches in Division I, having compiled a
542-191 record in 23 seasons. He is 374-119 as Cincinnati’s head coach,
including a 25-7 mark last year. Huggins has directed UC to postseason play in
each of his 15 seasons there.

He also coached at Akron for five years before joining Cincinnati and spent
three years at NAIA Walsh College.