Gov. Pete Ricketts has agreed to meet with one of the
Nebraska football players he criticized for kneeling during the national anthem prior to the Cornhuskers’ most recent game.
Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon (DAY-shawn) Neal each took a knee as the anthem played before Saturday’s game at Northwestern.
Regents Hal Daub of Omaha and Jim Pillen of Columbus said Tuesday the three used poor judgment. Daub said it wasn’t the place for a “Colin Kaepernick cloning situation.”The university president however offered support.
Rose-Ivey said Monday that he, Barry and Neal joined San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Kaepernick and other athletes to protest
against policy brutality and racial injustice.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts called the protest “disgraceful” and “disrespectful.”