Mike Gundy took a step back from his recent controversial comments about the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Oklahoma State football coach apologized to anyone who was offended by him pushing for a May 1 return date for football because, among other reasons, they “need to run money through the state of Oklahoma.” Saturday, Gundy issued an apology for offending people with his confusing comments, which came off as tone-deaf and oblivious as he tried to argue why it’s not only safe but also critical for unpaid athletes to return to competition during a global health crisis — even if students are not in class. He also seemed to apologize for offending people and not specifically for dismissing legitimate safety concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and the timeline for attempting to return to normal life. Via ESPN: “I have been made aware that comments from my press conference have offended some,” Gundy said in a prepared statement on Saturday. “It was never my intention to offend anyone and I apologize. My first priority is and will always be the student-athletes and doing what is best for the program and the university.” While on a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Gundy argued


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