Everything changed for Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy on Monday after a photo surfaced of him wearing a One America News Network t-shirt on a fishing trip with his family to Lake Texoma this past weekend.
Heisman candidate running back Chuba Hubbard sent out a tweet condemning the shirt and calling for change.
“I will not stand for this.. This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE.”
That tweet opened the flood gates to even more criticism that even turned to racism allegations by several players.
Wide receiver LC Greenwood, who entered the NCAA transfer portal in January, wrote on Twitter that Gundy would call him a “hood rat” and “thug” and threaten him over his clothing choices.
Former Oklahoma State linebacker Patrick Macon wrote that Gundy would tell him and defensive back Kanion Williams they were in danger of being sent back to the hood.
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement on the situation.
Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis also released a statement regarding the situation.
“I hear and respect the concerns expressed by our Black student-athletes. This is a time for unity of our purpose to confront racial inequities and injustice. We will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State.”
Several current and former players from Justice Hill to Tylan Wallace to Teven Jenkins have came out on Twitter in support of Hubbard’s response.