Nebraska Cornhuskers

Neb governor agrees to meet with Huskers' anthem protester

Gov. Pete Ricketts has agreed to meet with one of the Nebraska football players he criticized for kneeling during the national anthem at the Cornhuskers' most recent game.

Michael Rose-Ivey and two teammates each took a knee before last Saturday's game at Northwestern as a protest against policy brutality and racial injustice. After Ricketts called the act "disgraceful" and "disrespectful," Rose-Ivey tweeted at Ricketts that he would like to discuss the issue with him.

Ricketts on Tuesday night responded on Twitter: "Thanks for reaching out. Direct message me your information, and we will get something set up right away!"

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