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BTAU
07-23-2008, 03:06 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3502211

DETROIT -- 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But a subsequent Department of Defense policy has superseded the 2005 Army policy.

In a letter to Lions president Matt Millen dated Wednesday, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Liba wrote that Campbell has been ordered to give up professional football for "full-time traditional military duties."

Liba wrote that 2nd Lt. Campbell may ask to be released from his active duty obligations in May 2010.

Liba said Campbell was allowed to enter the draft "in good faith."

keg in kc
07-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Ouch.

Ari Chi3fs
07-23-2008, 03:13 PM
America! **** YEAH!

HemiEd
07-23-2008, 03:16 PM
America! **** YEAH!

Guess who paid for his education? My guess, America, in hopes they would get some return on their investment.

El Jefe
07-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Guess who paid for his education? My guess, America, in hopes they would get some return on their investment.

QFT

Dave Lane
07-23-2008, 03:21 PM
What a bunch of dumbasses. Either stick to a program or don't. Dont alow a kid to get his hopes up then retroactively change things jeez!

Dave

Dave Lane
07-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Guess who paid for his education? My guess, America, in hopes they would get some return on their investment.

What a dumbass comment. Who paid for every scholarship to a State Run college? We the people. Sometimes education for entertainment SEEMS to be a fair trade.

Dave

redgoldexpress
07-23-2008, 03:23 PM
that sucks for the kid.

keg in kc
07-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Guess who paid for his education? My guess, America, in hopes they would get some return on their investment.I'm fine with asking him to honor his committment. What sucks is telling him two months ago that he could be in the draft, then allowing him to be a major story late on the second day (for PR, obviously) and now, on the verge of training camp, telling him "sorry bud, guess you can't go pro after all".

They should've had this all figured out before the draft, and not done this to him. That just f'n sucks.

Them's the breaks, I guess.

whatsmynameagain
07-23-2008, 03:25 PM
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HC_Chief
07-23-2008, 03:25 PM
A 7th round pick by Matt Millen has absolutely no shot at an NFL career anyway.

keg in kc
07-23-2008, 03:26 PM
A 7th round pick by Matt Millen has absolutely no shot at an NFL career anyway.Dunno, it could be worse. He could be a first round WR.

Deberg_1990
07-23-2008, 03:27 PM
Sounds like another "stop loss" type of policy.

Rooster
07-23-2008, 03:29 PM
A 7th round pick by Matt Millen has absolutely no shot at an NFL career anyway.

Exactly. At least now he has a "what if" story to tell his kids someday. Best of luck to him as he serves.

BigRock
07-23-2008, 03:33 PM
That's some bullcrap.

eazyb81
07-23-2008, 03:37 PM
I'd take Iraq over Detroit any day of the week.

Demonpenz
07-23-2008, 03:38 PM
Probably just a PR move after what happened to Pat Tillman

JuicesFlowing
07-23-2008, 03:38 PM
What a buzzkill.

Skip Towne
07-23-2008, 03:44 PM
That's called pissing backward around here.

CoMoChief
07-23-2008, 03:45 PM
That's ****in retarded.

FAX
07-23-2008, 03:45 PM
I agree with those of you who are calling foul on this deal. He probably should have been grandfathered in, or something.

Methinks that some general somewhere is no Lions fan.

FAX

CoMoChief
07-23-2008, 03:54 PM
Probably just a PR move after what happened to Pat Tillman

My guess is that has nothing to do with anything, really.

Adept Havelock
07-23-2008, 04:19 PM
I'm fine with asking him to honor his committment. What sucks is telling him two months ago that he could be in the draft, then allowing him to be a major story late on the second day (for PR, obviously) and now, on the verge of training camp, telling him "sorry bud, guess you can't go pro after all".

They should've had this all figured out before the draft, and not done this to him. That just f'n sucks.

Them's the breaks, I guess.

Pretty much my take as well.

Reaper16
07-23-2008, 04:37 PM
If he made the team, the Army would get all of the free advertising it could ever want. Every broadcast would run Campbell's story.

This is a poor PR move.

Braincase
07-23-2008, 04:41 PM
If he made the team, the Army would get all of the free advertising it could ever want. Every broadcast would run Campbell's story.

This is a poor PR move.

Yup.

He'll end up as a Ranger in Afghanistan and get killed by friendly fire, then they'll lie about it.

ChiefsFire
07-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Obama will let him off to play.

CrazyPhuD
07-23-2008, 05:01 PM
Well I understand the army's point of view here. They're probably just worried that he could get hurt in training camp and ruin his army career!

'Hamas' Jenkins
07-23-2008, 05:04 PM
So much for ex post facto, I guess. (Tongue in cheek).

Either way, it's bullshit to say you'll exempt a guy if he works regularly as a recruiter and then you go back on your word.

Bwana
07-23-2008, 05:10 PM
Ouch! That's a low test move right there.

Crashride
07-23-2008, 05:13 PM
So much for ex post facto, I guess. (Tongue in cheek).

Either way, it's bullshit to say you'll exempt a guy if he works regularly as a recruiter and then you go back on your word.

Perfect. Well said. This is just unfortunate for him.

OnTheWarpath58
07-23-2008, 06:34 PM
So much for ex post facto, I guess. (Tongue in cheek).

Either way, it's bullshit to say you'll exempt a guy if he works regularly as a recruiter and then you go back on your word.

Exactly.

Phobia
07-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Dude should be offered the opportunity to buy out his education from West Point. If they want a ROI, then give their investment back. I'm sure he'd love that plan.... if he makes the team.

mdstu
07-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Different rules for different times.

I don't think it's good to let officers out of their contracts to play football, while soldiers are dieing daily in combat.

It's just not a good message to send to the guys that are obligating their contracts.

Consistent1
07-23-2008, 07:09 PM
Dude should be offered the opportunity to buy out his education from West Point. If they want a ROI, then give their investment back. I'm sure he'd love that plan.... if he makes the team.

I agree with the buyout thing. Honestly though, the guy prolly won't make it anyway, but who knows. Going back on the previous deal is pretty weak though.