Delayed Service for athletes...

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  1. Golfing Gator
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    President tells Army-Navy players that service can be deferred until after pro careers

    On Saturday, the current Commander-in-Chief touted while attending the annual Army-Navy game a shift in policy that permits athletes at the service academies to delay their service.
    President Trump told the players that they now have the chance “to make a fortune, and after you’re all finished with your professional career, you’ll go and you’ll serve and everybody’s thrilled.”


    What do you all think...good policy or not?

    Maybe we can get something other than the normal split on this one...

    I say it is bad policy for two reasons...

    First, it says that making your fortune is more important than serving your country and full fulling your commitment to the country.

    Second, what if their career last 20 years and they are 40 plus when they enter active duty? What if they are injured and no long qualify to be on active duty?

    I think this just sends a bad message.
     
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    I don't see many people going into the service after racking up millions as a pro athlete.
     
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    Well no one is forced to serve in the military, so what is the meaning of this?
     
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    Academy grads have a 4 or 5 year commitment.
     
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    Its neither good or bad. It will not affect the life of any American other than the athletes. If its good for the athletes then its good.
     
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    The meaning is that we should help out those who sign up to serve, you dope
     
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    Like it or not, scholarship athletes at Division I schools are recruited for their brawn, not their brains. Army and Navy would have to drop to Division II or III status if they preclude athletes from a chance to go pro. Maybe that's OK, but the brass wouldn't like it.
     
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    kiss my ass you little piece of shit
     
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    It seems to me that if one wants to pursue a professional sports career, perhaps one of the major military academies is not the place to do so. They involve a commitment to service; there are many other colleges to attend while pursuing a sports career.

    That said, I couldn't begin to predict whether this policy would actually have any sort of negative or positive effect.
     
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    It was a no-brainer, great move.
     
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