It appears Mike Gundy’s future as head football coach at Oklahoma State continues to be in doubt with accusations not only from the present, but also from the past.
During the same week when star running back Chuba Hubba started a revolt after seeing his head coach in an OAN shirt on a fishing trip with his sons, the news continued to get worse for Gundy.
FS1’s Shannon Sharpe told of how Gundy, then an Oklahoma State quarterback, is alleged to have used the “N-word” when the Cowboys were being routed by Colorado in 1989.
Sharpe relayed a text conversation he had with former Broncos teammate and ex-Colorado star Alfred Williams.
During that 41-17 loss to the Buffloes — Williams told Sharpe that Gundy directed a racial slur at him.
“He said, ‘We were getting after ’em and I sacked him (Gundy) and he called me ‘N,’” Sharpe said quoting Williams. After the game — which Colorado won 41-17 — reporters asked Williams why he was so animated and “he blurted out, Mike Gundy called me N — and he actually said the word.”
Williams confirmed it happened on his KOA radio show in Denver.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Williams said. “There’s no walking that back. This story’s been out there for 31 years.”
“I didn’t back down then,” Williams said, “I don’t back down now. . . . Every time I see him, I just want to run through him. Every time I see his face, every time I look at him, I want to run through him. . . . I’m 51 years old; why in the world do I need to lie about that?”
Gundy denied the accusations in 1989.
“I’ve been here four years and half my friends are Black. I would never say that.”
Williams was a first-round pick of the Bengals in 1991 who spent nine seasons in the NFL and won a pair of Super Bowls with the Broncos.