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Bob Huggins Drunk? West Virginia Coach Reportedly Drank Before Nike Clinic Speech

04/18/2012 10:53 am ET

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins was one of many current and former college basketball coaches -- from Coach K to Bob Knight -- to speak at a Nike clinic over the weekend at Robert Morris College. But it was only Huggins' speech that apparently raised eyebrows in Pittsburgh.

Deadspin reported that an eye witness noticed Huggins slurring his speech. Many who were present for his presentation on Saturday tweeted about Huggins' state of mind.

If true, this wouldn't be Huggins' first public incident involving alcohol. In 2004, when Huggins was the coach at Cincinnati, he was arrested on a drunken driving charge, in which he pled no contest to DUI.

A few months after Huggins was forced to resign from his position at Cincinnati in August of 2005, he spoke about drinking with Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News. When asked if he drinks less now after the DUI, Huggins said "sure."

"The reality is, I'm not 32, 35 years old any more,"
Huggins said. I'm 52 years old. I used to sleep four hours a night. I can't do that. There's a lot of things in my life that have changed. After I had the heart attack, and I'm on all this medication — I can't."

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