Judge dismisses lawsuit claiming OSU coach fired contractor because he wore Sooners shirt
STILLWATER, Okla. – A judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by a contractor who says 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.