The backdrop: Cameron Kinley signed with Tampa Bay on May 1, as a Trump-era policy enabled service academy graduates to pursue professional sports.
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That policy was reversed by President Biden’s new Secretary of the Navy, Thomas W. Harker.
Kinley’s request to delay his commission was denied three days before graduation, and his agent said the Navy will not allow Kinley to appeal the decision.
Point of intrigue: Wagner points out that three other recent service academy graduates are being allowed to join the NFL, all signing as free agents.
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