Huggins must forfeit university car, expense account

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 17, 2004

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins will not be allowed to use his university-supplied car or expense account during his indefinite suspension for drunken driving.

University President Nancy Zimpher announced more details of the suspension in a statement Wednesday. The university had already said that Huggins cannot go to his campus office or talk with athletic recruits during his suspension.

Zimpher said Wednesday that Huggins is prohibited from participating in any activities that involve university reimbursement and will receive only his base salary and benefits.

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Huggins also will have no contact with the athletics department staff during his suspension.

Huggins' lawyer, Richard Katz, declined comment on Zimpher's statement.

Athletics director Bob Goin won't say when Huggins might be back on the job, or disclose what conditions he must meet in order to return.

Huggins was ordered Tuesday to attend a three-day alcohol education course after pleading no contest to the drunken driving charge.

Huggins, 50, has taken the Cincinnati Bearcats to 13 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. He has been the school's head basketball coach since 1989. Huggins' top assistant, Dan Peters, was appointed Monday as interim head coach.