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Brent Venables Releases Official Statement To Address Cale Gundy's Resignation

On Sunday night, Oklahoma wide receivers coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation. Head coach Brent Venables has finally provided some clarity on the situation. 

In a newly-released statement, Venables explains that Gundy chose to read aloud a racially charged word multiple times during a film session. He calls it "not acceptable," despite the fact his resignation is a difficult development for the team. 

"As painful as it has been dealing with Coach Gundy resigning from the program, it doesn't touch the experience of pain felt by a room full of young men I am charged to protect, lead and love," said Venables. "There are a few things I would like to address.

"Coach Gundy resigned from the program because he knows what he did was wrong. He chose to read aloud to his players, not once but multiple times, a racially charged word that is objectionable to 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 in resigning. He knows our goals for excellence and that coaches have special responsibilities to set an example. He also knows that, whole he will always be a part of the OU family, that his words affected many of us and did not represent the principles of our university. Again, his resignation was the right thing to do, and we will move forward positively."

Venables has a new wide receivers coach to find. Gundy, meanwhile, may not coach college football ever again. 

The Oklahoma Sooners begin the 2022 season on Sept. 3 vs. UTEP.