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Monday, December 22, 2014

Mike Gundy Fires Contractor Brent Loveland for Wearing Oklahoma Shirt

Almost four years ago, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy went on one of the most famous rants in college football history.  Most of us thought the meltdown was absolutely hilarious.  Others wondered if Gundy was putting on a show to try and impress his players.  As a result, there was some uncertainty concerning whether or not the passion he showed was genuine.  A recent lawsuit should put any such debate to rest.

According to the Tulsa World via Dr. Saturday, a contractor named Brent Loveland is suing the Oklahoma state coach for $40,000 in damages and lost wages after Gundy fired him his first day on the job.  The fun part: Gundy fired Loveland for wearing an Oklahoma University shirt into his home.

The lawsuit claims that on the day Loveland was scheduled to begin an $80,600 trim project, Gundy approached him and said, “How dare you come into my house and offend my wife?”  Loveland then asked what Gundy was talking about, to which he responded, “That (expletive) shirt you have on.”

While Loveland claims it was dark that morning when he got dressed and he did not realize what he had put on, you have to wonder who is the bigger idiot in this situation.  Loveland was asking for trouble by wearing the shirt into the fiery Oklahoma State coach’s home, but how can Gundy’s lawyer possibly defend him against the lawsuit.  My knowledge of law is minimal, but I would have to assume wearing an Oklahoma shirt is not grounds for termination.  Do you think Gundy yelled, “Come after me!” as Loveland was walking out? My money says he did.



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