Lawsuit against Gundy over Sooners shirt dismissed

A judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by a contractor

who said he was fired by Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy

after showing up to work at the coach’s house wearing an Oklahoma

Sooners T-shirt.

Brent Loveland sued Gundy in 2011 for breach of contract and

emotional distress, saying Gundy became irate and fired him over

the rival school’s shirt.

Gundy denied the allegation and said Loveland was hired on a

day-to-day basis and could be fired at any time.

Associate District Judge Louis Duel last week sided with Gundy

and dismissed the lawsuit and ordered the two sides to mediation to

determine what – if any – money is owed to Loveland for any work he

performed at Gundy’s home. Duel ordered the two to mediation to

determine what, if any, amount of money Gundy owes Loveland for

work he did perform.

Documents filed in the case show that Loveland is asking for

more than $41,400 in damages.

Gundy’s attorney, William Baker, declined to discuss the case

Wednesday.

”I think it’s premature to make comments until this matter is

completely settled,” Baker said.

Loveland’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call

seeking comment.

The lawsuit alleged that Gundy cursed Loveland after seeing him

wearing the shirt that bearing the words ”Oklahoma Baseball.”

Loveland said in his lawsuit that he had gotten dressed in the

dark in order to not awaken his wife, and did not realize he was

wearing an Oklahoma shirt when he went to Gundy’s home.