Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey started a petition on Friday to reinstate defensive end Avery Moss to the Husker football team.
Moss confirmed to The World-Herald that his ban from Nebraska's campus has not been lifted and he will not return to the Husker football program.
Moss was banned from campus — and, effectively, the Husker football team — in January 2014 following a public indecency charge. Moss pleaded no contest to the charges, which stemmed from a December 2012 incident in which Moss exposed himself to a 22-year-old UNL student worker inside a UNL residence hall convenience store, according to a UNL police report.
The petition — which can be found on change.org — states that Moss "was given a false sense of hope by numerous people within the UNL administration. Avery did everything that was asked of him."
Ivey and other players — including fellow defenders Vincent Valentine, Daniel Davie, LeRoy Alexander and Nathan Gerry — have taken to Twitter, with many using the hashtag #FreeAvery to show support for the petition.
Here's some reaction from "The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe following the news of Moss not returning:
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