Bill Haisten: Finally, Mike Holder steps up with a defining statement on Mike Gundy

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After having spent several hours in Stillwater on June 16, and after having talked with several informed university people, it was obvious that OSU was furious about Gundy’s decision to wear — in public, during a fishing trip — a One America News Network (OAN) T-shirt.

I would presume that university officials studied the possibility that Gundy had committed a violation of his contract — in which case there would have been the possibility of a firing without the $17 million buyout.

On June 15, when the T-shirt photo spread on Twitter like wildfire, there was angry reaction from Chuba Hubbard and other current and former OSU players.

As Gundy, in effect, promoted a network that has been critical of the Black Lives Matter movement, there were expression-of-concern tweets from OSU President Burns Hargis and athletic director Mike Holder.

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