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He is, part time, but I think the old/new way to do it, set down by the head of the Air Force after one of his guys was draft-eligible this year, is a full-time 2-year commitment before any time spent in any pro sports league.Thought he was still doing Navy work.
In fact, from that link, it's definitely just going forward :I would agree this is going forward.
Mattis Blocks Military Academy Athletes From Signing Pro Contracts
In fact, from that link, it's definitely just going forward :
“Therefore, upon graduation, officers will serve as military officers for their minimum commitment of two years. The department has a long history of officer athletes who served their nation before going to the pros including Roger Staubach, Chad Hennings and David Robinson,” White continued. “The change takes effect with this graduating class.”
Got your back.How many more posts until this thread gets political? I'll put the over/under at 6 posts.
I learned today that Andrew Jackson was pissed about the Civil War even though he died 16 years before it started. THAT is impressive.Got your back.
Andrew Jackson would have solved the problem because he understood the problem of men serving in the military and also wanting to participate in recreational activities like hunting and dueling.
Guess we'll see, can't really complain because duty comes first.
Well I guess Army, Navy, Air Force, and the rest just got a little less competitive in their respective college conferences with this ruling. It will stop most of the higher caliber recruits from committing once they know there is no chance of (the) pro ball (dream) immediately after graduation. Extremely doubtful in this day and age a team takes a 2 yr flier on any player, especially one that'll be out of regular competition during the time away.