Lincoln Journal Star: NU president defends players’ right to kneel following critical comments from regent
Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey with a powerful statement in today's press conference. Says fans told him he should "be hung before the anthem" pic.twitter.com/NJjEMnUYhd
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 26, 2016
As more criticism was focused on the three Husker players who chose to kneel during the national anthem, the university’s president strongly defended their rights on Tuesday.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said he “completely opposes” imposing any actions against the players or changing any policies that would restrict their ability to express themselves.
Earlier Tuesday, an NU regent said Huskers Michael Rose-Ivey, DaiShon Neal and Mohamed Barry, the three players who chose to kneel as the national anthem was performed Saturday at Northwestern, demonstrated “poor judgment” and offensive behavior.