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Player puts off meeting with governor over anthem protest | KTIC Radio

Player puts off meeting with governor over anthem protest

Player puts off meeting with governor over anthem protest
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey (15) prepares to warm up during NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb. Rose-Ivey, who along with two teammates kneeled during the national anthem before a game at Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016,, said he and his family have received racially-charged criticism on social media. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey will wait to meet with Gov. Pete Ricketts to discuss his decision to kneel during the national anthem.

A Ricketts spokesman said Friday that the governor’s office offered a few dates to meet with the player, but was told he wants to postpone the meeting until after the season.

Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal took a knee during the anthem at the Northwestern game last month to protest police violence against minorities and racial injustice. Ricketts criticized the decision on a radio show, but said he respected the players’ right to protest.

The players knelt in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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