â†µâ‡¥Through a spokesman, Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter ruled out that possibility. â†µâ‡¥â†µ â†µOn one hand, yeah, I totally understand that he has an obligation to the Navy, but on the other hand, man, that really sucks. Harris – who has third round talent, but slipped to the 13th because of the uncertainty about his status – was at least hoping that there was someway he could be stationed near wherever he was playing, thus being able to be both in the Navy and play ball. Secretary Buzzkillington ruled out that possibility as well. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥“We are a nation at war, and we believe it’s inappropriate to allow Navy and Marine Corps personnel to be released from service obligations to play professional sports at the same time that other sailors and marines are carrying out their service obligations.” â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µWhat’s worse for Harris is that had he gone to West Point, this wouldn’t be a problem. The Army has something called an “Alternative Service Option,” which allows West Point grads to fully pursue their sporting careers while also being on active duty. You know, like that Caleb Campbell guy who was drafted by the Lions this year. â†µâ†µ
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