A good lesson from Bob Huggins’ bad behavior and ugly words

Andrew Donaldson
5 min readMay 11, 2023

Those two slurs that the headlines are focusing on did not happen in a vacuum; they happened in a sequence.

West Virginia University on Wednesday handed Bob Huggins a 3-game suspension, a reduction of $1 million in his annual salary and an order to attend sensitivity training following a radio interview on Monday in which he twice used a homophobic slur and denigrated Catholics

Those two slurs that the headlines are focusing on did not happen in a vacuum; they happened in a sequence.

Things don’t happen in a vacuum; they happen in a sequence. Short of the big bang, or, if you are so inclined, the universe…

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Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media