Recent Navy grad blocked from joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A Navy football star who was set to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is no longer allowed to join, per The Capital's Bill Wagner.
The backdrop: Cameron Kinley signed with Tampa Bay on May 1, as a Trump-era policy enabled service academy graduates to pursue professional sports.
- 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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