Caleb Campbell will not get a chance to play for the Detroit Lions because of a change in military policy.
Campbell was a seventh-round draft pick for the Lions in April. At the time, Army policy would have allowed the West Point graduate to serve as a recruiter if he made the team.
But a subsequent Department of Defense policy has superseded the 2005 Army policy.
Full story: Army orders Detroit Lion to withdraw
Is the U.S. army within its rights to renege on Caleb Campbell's NFL deal?
Actualyl Yes the US Army CAN do that. He is still under terms with the US ARMY and has to full filled that first EVEN if he is active in the Reserves. That is required in Canada millitary as well.
The same practice is for the US forces as well... So what do they mean by "rescent changes within the goverment." I never heard of such a thing
Sorry your a solider first and whatever else second. He signed the regeration form which does state CLEARLY that as well may I add. Do your country proud. you got plenty of time for football later. Besides US Army had a good Football team.
I'll be shocked if the NFL desides to fight this one.
A hockey fan, 2008-07-28 11:31:21
Hamilton Ti-Cats need all the help they can get.
Ozzy, 2008-07-24 11:40:51
Just my humble opinion :)
Chris McPhedran, 2008-07-24 07:35:17
The most remarkable thing is that he is not complaining about the military's decision. He does not have a problem with it and neither should anyone else.
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-07-24 02:17:21
Let the kid play and recruit military personell on the side.
GImme a break, sounds like sour grapes to me
paul braaten, 2008-07-23 19:53:14