Oklahoma State operating again Chuba Hubbard addressed the controversy surrounding coach Mike Gundy and an image that surfaced of him sporting a One America Information shirt.
Hubbard initially tweeted his displeasure with Gundy earlier than the 2 finally met and launched a joint video assertion on the difficulty. On Tuesday, Hubbard launched an extended assertion on the difficulty.
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“I will start by saying this; I was never wrong for saying what I said. I am a man, and I realized I should have went to him as a man face to face rather than on Twitter. That’s my opinion. But I had to hold him accountable either way. I am glad things happened the way they did because things are being changed as we speak,” he wrote in a press release posted on Twitter.
“If anybody actually is aware of me, they know I’m a really passionate particular person. I care about my household, associates, teammates and folks I don’t even know. I spoke out as a result of I’m emotionally drained and I’m uninterested in seeing stuff occurring with out outcomes or penalties. I understand I’ve a platform to generate change and I’m making an attempt my greatest to make use of it accordingly.”
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He continued: “I am a young black man that wants change. I want change that will bring a better experience for my black brothers and sisters at Oklahoma State. It’s that simple.”
Hubbard vowed that he’ll attempt to carry change “EVERYDAY” to the varsity and the world.
He added that “good will come from this.”
The controversy began on Monday after a photograph appeared to point out Gundy in a One America Information shirt.
“I can’t stand for this.. That is utterly insensitive to the whole lot occurring in society, and it’s unacceptable,” Hubbard wrote on Twitter. “I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE.”
Since taking over this system in 2005, Gundy had a 129-64 general document with one Massive 12 title. He just lately described the controversial content material of OAN as “refreshing.”
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Just a few hours later, Hubbard posted a video of himself with Gundy, and a caption that learn: “Change is coming I promise you that.”
“In light of today’s tweet with the T-shirt I was wearing, I met with some players, and I realized it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going on in today’s society,” Gundy mentioned. “And so, we had a great meeting. And made aware of some things that players feel like that can make our organization, our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State. And I’m looking forward to making some changes, and it starts at the top with me. And we got good days ahead.”
“I’ll start off by first saying that I went about it the wrong way by tweeting,” Hubbard added. “I’m not someone that has to tweet something to make change. I should have went to him as a man, and I’m more about action. That was bad on my part. But from now on, we’re going to focus on bringing change. And that’s the most important thing.”
Hubbard is the reigning Massive 12 Offensive Participant of the 12 months, and he may have been a high draft choose within the 2020 NFL Draft, but he determined to return to Oklahoma State for one more season. Final yr, he ran for two,094 dashing yards and 21 touchdowns.
Gundy’s shirt reverberated throughout social media. ESPN faculty soccer analyst Paul Finebaum went so far as to say that Gundy ought to be fired.
“I thought the wrong person apologized. Chuba (Hubbard) is just expressing his frustration with his head coach in the middle of a national, international crisis, wearing a t-shirt of a network that I must admit I’ve never seen. But I’ve read enough about it,” he said on “Get Up.” “And a commentator of that community just lately mentioned that ‘black lives matter’ is a farce. So I can perceive the frustration of the gamers. What I can’t perceive is why Mike Gundy is allowed to proceed to educate at Oklahoma State.”
Finebaum continued: “This is not his first rodeo. It’s not the first time that he has embarrassed or humiliated the university. I think the sooner Oklahoma State gets rid of Mike Gundy, the better it’s going to be for that school and especially the players who go out every Saturday and give their blood, sweat, and tears for that university.”
Fox Information’ Dan Canova contributed to this report