In excusing Ollie Gordon’s arrest, Mike Gundy seems to admit he’s driven drunk 1,000 times

In some unspecified time in the future after his memorable “I’m a man, I’m forty!” rant, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy started to morph right into a caricature. He’s now on the verge of turning into a full-blown joke.

In explaining his decision not to suspend star working again Ollie Gordon II, who was arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol focus of 0.11 %, Gundy reasoned that he’s completed the identical factor.

Actually, a thousand occasions.

In the course of the Huge 12 media days in Las Vegas, Gundy justified the non-penalty by making a surprising admission.

“So I regarded it up on my telephone, ‘What can be the authorized restrict?,’” Gundy stated in a televised press convention. “Like, in Oklahoma, it’s 0.08 [percent]. And Ollie was 0.1 [percent]. So I regarded it up, and it was primarily based on physique weight. To not get into the authorized facet of it, however I believed, ‘Actually, two or three beers or 4.’ I’m not justifying what Ollie did, I’m telling you what resolution I made. Effectively, I believed, ‘I’ve probably done that a thousand times in my life, and you already know it was simply wonderful.’ So I acquired fortunate. Folks get fortunate. Ollie decided that he wished he may have completed higher, however after I talked to Ollie, I advised him, ‘You’re fortunate, you bought out gentle.’”

Despite the fact that the feedback had been made in Las Vegas, drunk driving isn’t a no-harm, no-foul recreation of probability. The nationwide most of 0.08 % (it’s shocking, and but it isn’t, that Gundy needed to look it up) is aimed toward making certain that nobody rolls the cube within the but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I lottery.

After all, drunk driving doesn’t at all times result in mayhem and loss of life. But it surely typically does. And it fairly presumably did earlier this week, in reference to the crash that killed Vikings cornerback Khyree Jackson and two of his high-school teammates, Isaiah Hazel and Anthony Lytton, Jr.

Even Gundy, who lacks the self-awareness to understand that his hair is steadily turning into an $8,000 sable hat that was charged to the Peterman account and left behind in order that Costanza may weasel a second date, realizes that he shouldn’t have stated what he stated. As a result of Gundy later posted this on X: “My meant level immediately at Huge 12 media days was that we’re all responsible of creating unhealthy choices. It was not a reference to something specific.”

It positive appeared to be a reference to one thing particular. He was referring to having sufficient beers to be on the flawed facet of 0.08 % and driving. A thousand occasions.

In the meantime, Gundy’s estimate concerning the connection between beers, physique weight, and BAC appears greater than a little bit off. Beneath the Oklahoma BAC chart, and provided that Gordon is listed by the Oklahoma State website as weighing 215 kilos, it could take not two, three, or 4 beers to get him to 0.11 however six or seven.

So there’s your lesson for immediately, children. In case you decide Oklahoma State — and if you happen to’re considered somebody who may help the workforce win — you’ll be able to have six or seven beers and get behind the wheel of a automobile and also you received’t get punished by the coach.

So long as you, and anybody you would possibly injure or kill, get fortunate.

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