Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy apologized to players and their families, both past and present, in a video Tuesday afternoon for wearing a T-shirt representing One America News (OAN), a far-right conservative news outlet, during a fishing trip this past weekend in Texas.
Gundy said once he learned the network’s negative views on the Black Lives Matter movement, he was “disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me.”
“I had a great meeting with our team [Tuesday]. Our players expressed their feelings as individuals and as team members. They helped me see through their eyes how the T-shirt affected their hearts. Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me. I want to apologize to all members of our team. Former players and their families for the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days. Black lives matter to me. Our players matter to me. These meetings with our team have been eye-opening and will result in positive changes for Oklahoma State football. I sincerely hope the Oklahoma State family, near and far, will accept my humble apology as we move forward.”
Gundy’s video comes one day after he and Chuba Hubbard promised to bring change to the program in a video of their own following the star running back and other players vowing to boycott OSU until change was made.
No formal plans of action have been introduced yet. For the latest updates on the ongoing situation, keep tuned to in Cowboys Ride For Free.