Apr 12, 2020 1:30 PM

Oklahoma State football coach issues an apology

Posted Apr 12, 2020 1:30 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has apologized for comments this week about the COVID-19 pandemic. Gundy says in a statement "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.”

Gundy spoke with the media during a teleconference call Tuesday and said he hoped to have the team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed by the university.

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XFL suspends operations

— The XFL has suspended operations and laid off its employees. Employees were told of the layoffs Friday during an in-house conference call. The upstart league backed by WWE canceled the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promised to be back in 2021. The moves have left the league's future in doubt. The XFL has eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule.