Following OAN t-shirt fallout, Canadian RB Chuba Hubbard: ‘I was never wrong for saying what I said’

Photo courtesy: Peyton Aufill, Oklahoma State Athletics

Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard is rightfully standing strong.

After a photo surfaced on Monday afternoon with Hubbard’s Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy wearing a One America News (OAN) t-shirt, the star runner demanded CHANGE.

Following a team meeting Monday night and sleeping on the situation, Hubbard put out a heartfelt message on Twitter Tuesday morning:

I just want to say thank you to everyone for the support. 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! 

If anyone truly knows me, they know I am a very passionate person. I care about my family, friends, teammates, and people I don’t even know. I spoke out because I am emotionally drained and tired of seeing stuff happening without results or consequences. I realize I have a platform to generate change and I am trying my best to use it accordingly. 

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. Over these next few months I have left at Oklahoma State, I will be working EVERYDAY to bring change to this organization and to the world. I will be supported by my teammates along with people within this organization. 

To everyone else, trust me when I say that good will come from this. 


Hubbard enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom during the 2019 season, rushing for an NCAA-leading 2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award and finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting.

The 21-year-old Hubbard is using his platform to create change at his institution and beyond.