Two-time Super Bowl champion linebacker Alfred Williams says Mike Gundy called him the N word in a college game dating back to 1989.
This isn’t a new story, but it resurfaced again following the situation that unfolded this week with Oklahoma State’s star running back Chuba Hubbard calling out his head coach for wearing a One America News Network t-shirt.
Gundy apologized and promised to make changes within the Cowboys’ program, but the national hubbub resulted in the Williams allegation returning to the news cycle.
Alfred Williams, a former star linebacker at Colorado, wants an apology from Mike Gundy after renewing an allegation that the Oklahoma State coach called him the N-word in 1989 when Gundy was a player for the Cowboys.
Recounting the incident during an interview Wednesday night with The Oklahoman, Williams told the newspaper that he doesn’t want Gundy to be fired, but he does want an apology and to see “some growth.”
Williams, 51, was one of multiple Colorado players who said in 1989 that Gundy, then a quarterback at Oklahoma State, used the racial slur during the Buffaloes’ 41-17 victory over the Cowboys. Gundy denied the allegations after the game.
Somebody dug up a newspaper article from 1989 with the Gundy quotes. He claims Colorado was talking trash about his mother during the game.
Funny how these things work though. It’s a little bit like the ‘me too’ movement, where one person steps up to make an allegation or call out somebody’s actions, then you see other people begin to speak up, and it starts to snowball. That’s not to pass judgment on Williams or Gundy or Hubbard or anybody at all; it’s just interesting to see how these stories typically develop.
If more people surface with similar allegations, Gundy might have to address this publicly, and/or Oklahoma State might have to think about the feasibility of continuing the football program with the longtime coach at the helm.