Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy takes $1 million pay cut after review for wearing OAN T-shirt

Oklahoma State University head football coach Mike Gundy has been disciplined for a photo wearing a One America News T-shirt.

Stadium NCAA football insider Brett McMurphy reportsMike Gundy’s contract shortened from 5-year rollover to 4-years w/pay cut after internal review, sources told Stadium. In 2019 Gundy made $5.125M. Review launched after RB Chuba Hubbard tweeted “I will not be doing anything w/OSU until things CHANGE” after Gundy wore OAN T-shirt. Mike Gundy’s pay cut was $1 million. “Changes were offered up by Mike Gundy. It was his idea,” OSU AD Mike Holder said. 

Launched in 2013, OAN is a far-right news network that openly supports United States President Donald Trump. The organization has been criticized for reporting falsehoods and perpetuating conspiracy theories in its programming. Gundy apologized after two days of fallout in June for wearing the OAN T-shirt.

Gundy has been the head coach at Oklahoma State since 2005, posting a record of 129-64. The Cowboys went 8-4 in 2019 before dropping the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl to Texas A&M University by a score of 24-21.

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 used his platform to create change at his institution and hit Gundy in the pocket book.