Mike Gundy did not want this to get too out of control, so he made sure to contact his star running back about the t-shirt he was wearing over the weekend.
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and head coach Mike Gundy came together and released a video on social media.
Hubbard had tweeted this afternoon that he would not be participating in any activities at Oklahoma State unless “things change.” He did so in response to a tweet showing a picture of Gundy on a recent fishing trip wearing an OAN t-shirt. That network is a right-wing outlet that not only supports Donald Trump, but has also called Black Lives Matter a terrorist group.
The star running back and head coach appear side-by-side at the team facility in front of a sign that says “Cowboy Culture.”
“In light of today’s tweet with the t-shirt I was wearing, I met with some players and realized it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going in today’s society,” Gundy said. “We had a great meeting. I was made aware of some things that players feel like could make our culture even better than it is at Oklahoma State. I’m looking forward to making some changes and it starts at the top with me. We’ve got good days ahead.”
“I went about it the wrong way by tweeting,” Hubbard said. “I’m not someone that has to tweet something to make change. I should have went to him as a man. I’m more about action. That was bad on my part. But from now on, we’re gonna focus on bringing change, because that’s the most important thing.”
Oklahoma State defensive star Amen Ogbongbemiga also tweeted a supportive message: