Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said he would meet with Michael Rose-Ivey at some point in the future. Rose-Ivey was one of three Huskers who knelt during the national anthem last Saturday.
Monday, Rose-Ivey made a passionate statement about his decision and some of the backlash. Rose-Ivey has been met with support, including from coach Mike Riley and former Husker Ameer Abdullah, but he’s also had many people disapprove his decision.
Ricketts was in the latter camp, and he called the decision “disgraceful” on Monday.
However, Rose-Ivey reached out to him via social media Tuesday saying he “would love to sit down and further the discussion.” Ricketts responded late Tuesday night and said they would “set something up right away.”
.@Rose_IveyNB15 Thanks for reaching out. Direct message me your information, and we will get something set up right away!
— Gov. Pete Ricketts (@GovRicketts) September 28, 2016
It’s unclear when exactly the meeting will happen, but the governor’s residence is just a few blocks away from the Nebraska campus in Lincoln.