Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard took a strong stance Monday against his coach Mike Gundy, who was seen wearing a One America News shirt:
One America News is a far-right network that has often been promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga and offensive lineman Teven Jenkins supported their teammate:
Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill, who spent 2016-18 with the Cowboys, also provided his take on the situation:
Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis issued a statement via social media:
Cowboys athletic director Mike Holder also voiced concern on the situation, per Stewart Mandel of The Athletic: "This afternoon has been very disturbing. The tweets from the current and former players are of grave concern."
Hubbard and Gundy later released a joint video, with the player and the coach each vowing changes were coming:
Hubbard was the FBS' leading rusher last year with 2,094 rushing yards to go with 21 touchdowns. He finished eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy and is heading into his junior season.
Ogbongbemiga is also an impact player who totaled 100 tackles last season, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors. He was a team captain as a junior and is expected to be a leader on the team going into his senior year.
The linebacker also announced he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.
Gundy said earlier this offseason he planned to defy social distancing guidelines and return to team facilities early, although he later apologized for his comments. He also referred to it as the "Chinese virus."
The 52-year-old is often outspoken on a variety of issues, many times featuring his conservative beliefs. Two years ago, he blamed "liberalism" and "the snowflake" for transfers:
His views have seemingly now created a backlash from his players, many of whom have come out in support of ongoing protests against racial injustice, including Hubbard.