Sooners Coach Resigns Over Word Read From Player's iPad | Athletic Business

Sooners Coach Resigns Over Word Read From Player's iPad

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University of Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy has resigned after he read aloud "a word that I should never — under any circumstance — have uttered" off the screen of player's iPad during a film session last week. 

According to ESPN, Gundy said he noticed that a player, who was supposed to be taking notes, was distracted. Gundy picked up the player's iPad and read the words on the screen, including the unspecified term. 

"The unfortunate reality is that someone in my position can cause harm without ever meaning to do so," Gundy wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter account. "In that circumstance, a man of character accepts accountability. I take responsibility for this mistake. I apologize."

Gundy said that in the moment, he "did not even realize" what he was reading and, as soon as he did, "I was horrified." 

"It's with sadness that I accept Coach Gundy's resignation," Sooners head coach Brent Venables said in a statement. "He's dedicated more than half his life to Oklahoma Football and has served our program and university well," Venables said. "We're thankful for that commitment. We also acknowledge that in stepping aside he's placed the program and the welfare of our student-athletes first. In coaching and in life, we're all accountable for our actions and the resulting outcomes."

Venables said that L'Damian Washington, an offensive analyst, will replace Gundy on an interim basis.

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