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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Two university regents and the governor criticized three Nebraska football players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal received support from the university president on Tuesday, however.Rose-Ivey, Barry and Neal each took a knee as the anthem played before last Saturdays game at Northwestern, an act that regents Hal Daub of Omaha and Jim Pillen of Columbus said was in poor judgment.Theyre wearing a University of Nebraska uniform, and all student-athletes should be aware that their actions reflect not only on themselves but everyone else, Daub said. It wasnt their forum to take advantage of and use as a Colin Kaepernick cloning situation. Everyone will say the First Amendment gives them the right, but they shouldnt be able to take advantage of the captive market of the football team and the universitys reputation.Daub said he has received a large number of phone calls and emails from the public and that most of the people I talk to are disappointed and embarrassed.During the teams media availability on Monday, Rose-Ivey read a statement explaining the reasons why he, Barry and Neal joined Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, and other professional and amateur athletes who have kneeled or otherwise protested unfair treatment of blacks in the United States.Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, responding to a caller on his weekly radio show on Monday, said the kneeling Nebraska players acted inappropriately.Generations of men and women have died to give them that right to protest, Ricketts said. I think the way they chose to protest was disgraceful and disrespectful.University president Hank Bounds pointed out that both the players and their critics are free to express their views under the First Amendment. Bounds pointed to a Board of Regents policy in place for almost a half-century that says members of the academic community have the right to extensive latitude in making their opinions known.College campuses, as much as any space, must be places where robust, even uncomfortable, debate is welcomed and encouraged, Bounds said. Our students, faculty and staff absolutely enjoy the right to participate in these dialogues in the manner they choose under the First Amendment and board policy.Pillen, who played defensive back for the Huskers from 1976-78, said hes pleased that Rose-Ivey, Barry and Neal feel strongly about a cause. But he said he adamantly opposes the manner in which they chose to express themselves.Im a believer in the team above all single or group agendas, Pillen said. When you place yourself above team, team doesnt work. If there were three other guys who have another cause, and they were also going to use (the game) as a platform ... I dont think anybody should put their convictions above team.Pillen added, Im 100 percent behind supporting their critical thinking and taking a stand, and I would encourage them to put their money where it is now and be engaged -- but not by taking a knee.Neither Daub nor Pillen suggested disciplinary action should be taken against the three players.Daub said that, as a veteran who served in the Army in Korea from 1966-68, he was personally insulted by the anthem protest.Theyre taking advantage of their pretty privileged circumstances as athletes at the university and the scholarships they have, Daub said. Thats not to take away their free speech or their freedom to think and act, but not when theyre in uniform.Rose-Ivey said in his statement that he and his family had received racially charged criticism on social media since Saturday night. He said he also received supportive messages.Rose-Ivey, Barry and Neal were able to use the Northwestern game as a platform because teams are on the field during the anthem at the Wildcats stadium. Teams are in the locker rooms during the anthem at Nebraska home games and at many other venues in college football.Huskers coach Mike Riley said Monday, and again Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches call with reporters, that he supports his players decision to protest and that Rose-Ivey did an awesome job with his statement.Mike is a very, very thoughtful person, and I think hes a very aware person, Riley said. 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