Several media outlets reported today that former Navy fullback Eric Kettani has been ordered to return to his ship, which is based in Jacksonville, Fla....BZ to the decision makers. Well done.
Kettani, who has been in Foxborough practicing with the Patriots since the start of training camp, apparently flew out first thing this morning and will resume serving aboard the USS Klakring. Kettani announced the news that his National Football League career was being cut short via his Twitter account.The Navy's letter denying Kettani's request read, in part:
"As our nation is at war, it is important to ensure we maintain our commitment to the nation's defense. As such, a release from active duty would be inconsistent with that effort.
I appreciate your Patriotism and service to our nation and encourage you to pursue your goal to play professional football after completion of your service in the Navy."
Friday, October 07, 2011
Alas - a sign that we are starting to understand that ... well ... we're a Navy at War. Via The Capital;