OSU Coach Takes Massive $1 Million Pay Cut for Wearing OANN T-Shirt By Dan Andros for Faith Wire News
Head football coach at Oklahoma State University has agreed to take a massive seven-figure pay cut, in addition to several other contract adjustments, all because he was pictured on social media wearing a One America News Network t-shirt.
Coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut while losing several other major pieces of his original agreement with the school, according to ESPN. Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder made the announcement will adding that he also will lose a year on his contract (from 5 to 4), his buyout was reduced from $5 million to $4 million, and his guaranteed money dipped from 75% to 50%, according to the sports network.
Gundy was described as being “humble and remorseful” in a statement from the school. Holder added that all of these cuts were offered up by Gundy himself, who apparently really felt guilty for wearing a t-shirt of a TV news network that features conservative opinions.
OSU star running back Chuba Hubbard unleashed a critical tweet in response to his coach wearing the t-shirt.
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. https://t.co/psxPn4Khoq
— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020
Hubbard did not specify what, exactly, was the problem with the t-shirt. He also, apparently, did not go directly to the coach first before putting him on blast nationally for an unspecified offense.
“I will not stand for this” Hubbard said at the time. “This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. “
Hubbard was the leading rusher in college football last season, which likely helped cause the chain-reaction which included several teammates and former players and even the university president all expressing “concern” over the t-shirt.