Texas Longhorns legend Cat Osterman “will not represent” the ScrapYard Dawgs during this summer’s pro tour after the team posted a controversial tweet about the national anthem.
Here’s a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet:
Seriously fuming right now @ScrapYardFP you are better than this! Haven’t we been going over this for the last 3 weeks? This is not funny at ALL! Has nothing to do with respecting the flag and ALL to do with respecting ALL Americans in this country regardless of color of skin pic.twitter.com/cdymUwWRsH— Natasha Watley OLY (@natashawatley29) June 22, 2020
It’s not a good look for the organization.
Osterman replied on social media, writing this:
I DO NOT support the comments made during our game by @scrapyardfp & I will not represent them. We as a people are working towards change, and THIS IS NOT IT. pic.twitter.com/ziSTiYxuzQ— Cat Osterman OLY (@catosterman) June 23, 2020
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Welcome to the Forty Acres, Brianna Cantu. Cantu transferred from the Texas Tech Red Raiders to join Texas softball. As the Austin American-Statesman notes, the Longhorns have yet to sign off on Cantu’s transfer exception, so her eligibility in 2021 remains unclear. From the Statesman: “Cantu, who grew up in League City and attended Clear Creek High, spent her freshman year in Lubbock. She appeared in 16 games and made eight starts. ... Cantu hit .200 and scored twice for the Red Raiders during an abbreviated spring. In an 11-5 loss to Washington, which was ranked first at the time, Cantu drew three walks. Cantu started at both first and third base in 2020. Texas has returning starters at both of those positions, so the addition of Cantu gives the Longhorns some depth and options for the future.”
SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE! We'd like to welcome Texas Tech transfer Brianna Cantu to the Longhorns program!— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) June 22, 2020
We're so happy to have you join our Texas family @breezybree08! #OneTeamOneTexas
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- Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of Texas baseball’s national championship title.
!— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) June 22, 2020
On this day in 2002, Streeter and the boys brought home the program’s 5th national title in a 12-6 win over South Carolina.#HookEm | @HustonStreet pic.twitter.com/J8aiqzsZRC
- Former Longhorn Kevin Durant is donation $1 million to fight against racial inequality, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “[Durant] and Degree Deodorant have teamed up to donate $1M to multiple organizations that will help teach kids how to use the power of sports to combat social issues. Durant’s multiple companies, Thirty Five Ventures, The Boardroom, and Kevin Durant Charity Foundation jointly released a statement on the recent events surrounding the country.” Notably, Durant’s giving is just the latest in his history of generous charity.
Kevin Durant donates $3 million to the University of Texas https://t.co/NiAqoCpZGE pic.twitter.com/MxzpF8hIG8— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 4, 2018
- Watch Texas quarterback Hudson Card sling it during summer workouts.
#HC1 pic.twitter.com/45hoc6IpKg— Stanfield QB (@Coach_Stanfield) June 22, 2020