Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has apologized after being seen wearing a One America News T-shirt while on a fishing trip earlier this month.
Gundy expressed his regret for wearing the shirt – and not being fully aware of what the network stands for – after getting called out by his players, including star running back Chuba Hubbard.
“I didn’t know that some of the stances they had taken, I didn’t know that,” Gundy told ESPN. “But then you look at it, and say, ‘OK I was a dumbass.’
“I put the shirt on, I know enough about the shirt. I understood exactly why the players got frustrated when they found that out or whatever, however they found out. I didn’t know, I didn’t know until the next day. I knew that night but I didn’t confirm it until I did a little research and I was like, ‘What a dumbass.’ So that’s my fault.”
While Gundy might be done with OAN, the network isn’t done with him. An OAN reporter trolled Gundy at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday.
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The reporter took to Instagram to post a photo of herself in the T-shirt, too.
Rion told The Oklahoman that she would like to speak with Oklahoma State’s head coach.
“I’m wearing this T-shirt to show we’d love to have that conversation and civil discourse,” Rion said. “The invitation is still open.”
At this point, it’s doubtful that happens.