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!"