Head coach Ken Niumatalolo booted Curry from the program for not complying with team rules, Navy athletics spokesman Scott Strasemeier said last night. Neither Strasemeier nor Niumatalolo would elaborate on the reasons for Curry's dismissal, but several sources told The Capital it resulted from a recent conduct offense.Predictable.
"It's unfortunate, but it had to be done. We're a football team and the rules apply to everybody," Niumatalolo said yesterday when asked about Curry's removal from the roster.
The Capital has learned from numerous Naval Academy sources that Curry was charged with an unauthorized absence for failing to be in his dormitory room in Bancroft Hall when required. That alleged conduct offense would have added to a checkered behavior history for Curry at the academy.
UPDATE: A little note I forgot to include on this part. People and institutions should be careful what they are willing to trade their integrity for. If you sell it cheaply - it will be treated as such.
Sources close to the situation told The Capital that Curry intends to voluntary resign from the Naval Academy and transfer to another school in the wake of his dismissal from the football team. Curry did not take part in Monday's ceremony at the White House.
On a positive side - from all reports, we have picked from the A-team.
A group of Naval Academy seniors who will be among the first women to serve on U.S. submarines said Thursday they remain undaunted by their critics.Good luck. Just get qualified early - perform better than your peers - look after your Sailors - and don't be an administrative burden.
Ten of the 11 Naval Academy female mids who have been selected for submarine service met with the media at the academy.
"It can't bother you - there were people who didn't want us here at the Naval Academy in the first place," Midshipman 1st Class Elizabeth Hudson, of Plymouth, Mass., said of the opposition.
Hudson, a systems engineering major and a boat captain on the academy's offshore sailing team, said she has grown accustomed to competing in a predominantly male environment.
"We were all sailors. … We wanted to race and we wanted to win; it was not male versus female," she said of being at sea with men.
The women were straightforward when discussing the one concern that critics frequently raise: If a woman discovers she is pregnant soon after the ship deploys for months under the ocean, what happens?
"Just like any other female in the military, we have to be smart about our careers," said Midshipman 1st Class Tabitha Gant, of Bowie. "As long as we are intelligent about our life choices, it shouldn't be a problem."
Advice works for anyone, male or female. Good luck.