Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy is the latest high-profile sports figure forced to issue an apology. He was seen wearing a t-shirt with the OAN (One America News) logo on it.
OAN is a right-wing network that is considered hostile to the Black Lives Matter movement. Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard called out his coach on Social Media for wearing the shirt.
Gundy quickly realized this controversy was blowing up quickly and he met with team players to discuss their concerns. He also made a somewhat uncomfortable video (some were saying it looked like a hostage video) where he apologized for his actions.
Here are just some of the comments from Gundy (source ESPN).
“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 Matters 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.”
Oklahoma State is +7500 to win the College Football National Championship
Oklahoma State is not currently a serious contender to win the College Football National Championship. Their odds are +7500 at the Winning Poker Network sportsbooks.
Clemson (+245) is the favorite right now in what will almost definitely be the final season for quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Up next on the odds-list are Ohio State (+395), Alabama (+500) and Georgia (+801).
It remains to be seen if any of this controversy will affect Oklahoma State once games are played as expected. I would not be surprised at all if it does.