Chuba Hubbard is known to run away from opponents on the football field, and now he’s taking the high road and running away from hateful messages on social media.
After deactivating his Twitter account due to backlash over comments in regards to District Attorney David Prater, the Oklahoma State running back announced Tuesday that he will be taking a social media break.
“I am a man, a black man, a human. Everything I’ve ever said or done in my life I own! All the love and hate I own! The consequences I’ll own!! I have done good in my life, but I have also made many mistakes like everyone else on this Earth! But everything I’ve done in my life has been aimed toward making this world a better place! I am a God fearing man! I am someone who is understanding, I am someone who looks at both sides of things. Many people haven’t taken the time to see my side.”
“I have never incited or promoted violence or hate. All I’ve done is voice my opinion on issues I feel are not ethical! I love all!,” Hubbard said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
“Even those that don’t see eye to eye with me! I will continue to play football at the highest level! That won’t ever stop! But I also won’t stop pushing for what I feel is right!!!! With that being said.. I have noticed my social media has become a playground for hate... That’s the last thing I ever wanted to happen! You will hear me.. You will see me.. You will feel me!!! But not on Twitter or any other socials until further notice! All love Chuba RMN”
Hateful messages flooded in last month when Hubbard expressed his thoughts on head coach Mike Gundy wearing an OAN T-shirt. Since then he has continued to advocate for social justice reform and encouraged others to speak out on the Black Lives Matter movement.
This is a period where we are seeing players speak out on social media at an unprecedented rate. With that some people are always going to take issue with some of the things they are saying. With social media being the place it is given the current climate, it is certainly understandable to want to take a break.