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The daughter of former Oklahoma football assistant Cale Gundy appeared to take issue with head coach Brent Venables’ latest statement about his departure in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Venables released a separate statement supporting Gundy’s departure on Monday and revealed the coach used a ‘racist word’ repeatedly while reading on a player’s iPad during a training session. movie theater. Gundy announced his departure from the program on Sunday evening.
Cat Gundy had her own response to Venables’ statement.
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“Interesting, you told your players to shut up about what really happened and put their heads down,” his tweet read. “The truth will always come to fruition, it’s only a matter of time.”
Cat Gundy’s tweet was later deleted, but not before multiple reports had a chance to capture it.
Venables said Cale Gundy had read the word “racial” “several times” and quit over the weekend because he “knows what he did was wrong”. Joe Mixon was among the Sooners alumni who supported Gundy, but Venables argued that Gundy’s resignation was the right move.
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“As painful as it was to deal with Coach Gundy’s resignation from the program, it does not touch on the experience of the pain felt by a room full of young men whom I am responsible for protecting, leading and loving. There are some things I would like to address,” Venables said in Monday’s statement.
“Coach Gundy resigned from the program because he knows what he did was wrong. He chose to read out loud to his players, not once but many times, a racist word which is wrong for everyone and does not reflect the attitude and values of our university or our football program. This is not acceptable. Period. Coach Gundy did the right thing by resigning. He knows our goals. of excellence and that coaches have a special responsibility to lead by example. He also knows that, while he will always be a part of the OU family, that his words affected many of us and did not represent not the principles of our university. Again, his resignation was the right thing to do, and we will move forward positively.
Gundy had been with the program since 1999. He said in his initial statement that he was “horrified” by what he had done.
Gundy is the brother of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. He was on the Sooners staff for all of their 14 conference titles and the national championship season in 2000 under Bob Stoops.
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He has spent the past seven seasons coaching wide receivers after spending the previous 16 seasons coaching running backs. He was among the survivors when Venables took over in December 2021.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.