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RICKETTS UPSET WITH HUSKER PLAYER PROTEST

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University of Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says he expects Michael Rose-Ivey to represent himself well when he meets with Governor Pete Ricketts.

Ricketts criticized Rose-Ivey and two other football players for kneeling during the national anthem at last weekend’s game.

Rose-Ivey requested that the meeting be held next week so it doesn’t interfere with game preparations.

Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal each took a knee as the anthem played before Saturday’s game at Northwestern.

Ricketts called the protest “disgraceful” and “disrespectful.”

Rose-Ivey said Monday that he, Barry and Neal joined San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested unfair treatment of blacks in the United States.