Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, who could earn himself a shot at the Heisman Trophy and a first-round draft pick in 2021 after rushing for over 2,000 yards last season, claims that he will not associate with the Cowboy program after head coach Mike Gundy was seen wearing a t-shirt featuring the logo of One America News, a right-wing network responsible for amplifying several baseless conspiracy theories.
Starting linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga chose his running back over his head coach, claiming that he "stands with him" following Hubbard's startling claim.
Ogbongbemiga, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Tulsa, made exactly 100 tackles last year, his first as a starting linebacker. The budding star and potential draft prospect isn't the only Cowboy to back his teammate, as offensive lineman Teven Jenkins said that the entire offensive line supports Hubbard.
Former Cowboy running back and current Baltimore Ravens backup Justice Hill, who teamed with Hubbard early in the Canadian's college career, said that the athletics department and university as a whole needs "major change" before offering Hubbard his "100% support."
AJ Green, an undrafted free agent who signed with the Cleveland Browns, said that he "can't stay silent" any longer, adding that players need to "call a spade a spade!"
Gundy will either need to apologize for his actions and show that he is committing to making amends with his players or risk a mutiny led by his star running back.