Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WVU Gets Smart, Puts 'Booze Clause' in New Huggins Deal

West Virginia Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins received at least $20 million in guaranteed income for the 10 year extension he just signed with his alma mater. The contract also includes incentives for performance such as a $10,000 per game bonus each time he wears the ugliest mustard-colored suit ever made (seen left) and pretends to be a hot dog and eat himself. In 2005, while coaching the Cincinnati Bearcats, Huggy Bear was convicted of drunk driving when authorities found him blacked out behind the wheel with his foot on the brake and the car in drive. The Mountaineers took this into account when offering the extension to their beloved booze hound. The contract stipulates Huggins can be fired for substance abuse or habitual intoxication affecting his job performance. Apparently this is standard contract language although it is always a wise move to at least attempt to keep Big Bobby away for those bottles!

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