Dana Holgorsen was hired by West Virginia as its football program's head coach-in-waiting this season. While he waits to become the head coach, Holgorsen is apparently spending some of that time waiting in the local casino. At least until they kick him out.
Multiple sources told the Charleston Daily Mail Holgorsen was removed from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort after 3 a.m. May 18. Holgorsen had been at a Mountaineer Athletic Club function earlier in the day in Logan before spending the evening at the casino with other university representatives.
Holgorsen's behavior allegedly reached a point that necessitated involvement from on-site security, sources said. Holgorsen was escorted out of the casino with the episode caught on surveillance. University representatives who were with Holgorsen were said to have then intervened. No arrest was made.
West Virginia AD Oliver Luck actually left the Big East spring meetings early to come back and deal with the mess.
For his part, Holgorsen apologized for the incident and is extremely sorry for the situation.
"I learned a valuable lesson from this incident. As a football coach, I am always in the public eye and I have to hold myself to a higher standard, which is what I ask our players to do," Holgorsen said in a statement. "I'm sorry that this incident has put the University and the football program in a difficult position. I will not put myself in that situation again."
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