The steer was stripped of its championship this week after a pain-killing drug was found in its system.
The governor responded by saying that if the state discovers people are cheating, they will pay a price.
Representative Shane Cultra says that is unfair to the Gray family, which owns the steer. Cultra says there is no reason to think the violation was anything but an innocent mistake.
But a spokeswoman says the governor never said the family was cheating and did not mean to offend them. She says the governor was simply saying that IF people cheat, the state must take action.