Dan Wolken Destroyed For Tweet About Race Of Guys Leading Mike Gundy Investigation

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USA Today sportswriter Dan Wolken is being destroyed for his tweet Thursday night showing headshots of the two white guys — Chad Weiberg & Mike Holder — investigating possible racism inside the Oklahoma State program, specifically the football program under Mike Gundy.

Cowboys basketball coach Mike Boynton spent Thursday night into Friday morning railing against those implying the investigation conducted by Weiberg, a deputy athletic director, and Holder, wasn’t fair. “Any notion that Mike Holder or Chad Weiberg were ill equipped to review this department and its practices is lazy and irresponsible. Both are high integrity men who do everything in their power to take care of ALL of our athletes. Criticism is acceptable, recklessness is not,” Boynton wrote on Twitter.

Boynton says he was involved in the investigation and added: “There was consultation with many black people, including my involvement. Ask the right questions and you can make your judgments based on the answers to those questions. But to randomly make a judgment without that info is reckless.”

Oklahoma State released conclusions Thursday night from its investigation and Holder thinks Gundy is heading in the right direction with changes he’s made:

“Our internal review found that Coach Gundy needs to invest more time in building stronger relationships with his student-athletes,” Holder said in a statement on Thursday night. “However, our review has uncovered no signs or indications of racism.

“After meeting with Coach Gundy, I am confident that he listened to his student-athletes. I believe he is genuine in his commitment to strengthening relationships with his players. I believe this to be a win for everybody. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact this will have on our team.”

That’s not enough for Dan. He’s clearly implying two white guys can’t fairly investigate without adding any further reasoning besides their race.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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