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OSU AD Mike Holder Cites ‘Grave Concern’ regarding Chuba Hubbard, Others Tweets

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After Oklahoma State’s football program set the internet on fire Monday afternoon, Oklahoma State athletics director Mike Holder has chimed in on the conversation.

After Mike Gundy was seen on social media wearing an OAN t-shirt from a fishing trip over the weekend, star running back Chuba Hubbard called him out on Twitter, saying, “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.”

Hubbard is a Heisman contender who passed on the NFL Draft to come back to Stillwater for one more season, so this certainly raised some eye brows and other players chimed in.


A few hours after Hubbard’s tweet, Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis released a statement regarding the situation.

“I hear and respect the concerns expressed by our Black student-athletes. This is a time for unity of our purpose to confront racial inequities and injustice. We will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State.”

Shortly after Hargis’ statement was released, athletic director Mike Holder also released a statement on the situation.

“This afternoon has been very disturbing,” said Mike Holder. “The tweets from the current and former players are of grave concern.”

According to Pokes Report, Brent Goodger, an attorney kept on retainer by the Oklahoma State Athletic Department, is currently working on the situation.

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