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This kind of sucks..

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerRay, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    How do you guys feel about it?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3502211

     
  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    This has happened before.

    Roger Staubach had to wait five years until after he was drafted by the Cowboys to play for them. He served 4 years in the Navy first.

    In the 1980s, the Raiders drafted someone, also Navy, who had to do several years of military service before he could play for them.


    Clubs should know by now that any player they draft from a military academy/school might have to wait some years before they can actually play for them, regardless of what is told at the time. Changes in military policy can happen.
     
  3. -Scar-

    -Scar- thedoomship.com

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    Weak...
     
  4. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    Anyone who takes the oath & wears the uniform knows the risks of the commitment they are making, and what may be expected of them, especially during a time of war like we are in now. :flag:
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    actually, the way I understand it, he was the exception to the rule. pretty lame that they went back on it but we really don't know the details.

    He may have asked to be returned to active duty, given he got drafted by the Lions!! :lol:


    Napoleon McCallum was the Oakland dude
     
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  6. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    Yes he was, but I don't remember him missing any time...I think they hooked him up with a West Coast recruiting assignment or something...

    BTW - remember that grusome leg injury he suffered on Monday Night Football as a member of the 49ers? :icon_sad:
     
  7. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's the guy.

    Researching him, he did split time his first season with the Raiders and his military service. But then, he spent the next 4 years in the Navy. After he got out, he rejoined the Raiders in 1990.
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    The army made more of an exception for Campbell then they have (or the navy for that matter) for any other football player. This is just part of life but still i think the army should've decided this before he got drafted and the like
     
  9. MountainDew

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  10. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I'm telling you guys


    My sources say, dude would do anything if they get him out of Detroit


    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  11. LV Bolt Fan

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    David Robinson was allowed to play in the NBA from day one.

    I think the Army screwed this one up. :yes:


    :flag:
     
  12. wrbanwal

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    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     
  13. MountainDew

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    *****! I really feel for that guy, the Army did him dirty:tdown:
     
  14. wrbanwal

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    I think you might be wrong

    The Spurs chose him #1 but had to wait 2 years

    and


     
  15. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    who cares,

    the Marines do all the dirty work anyways!!!

    :icon_tease::icon_tease::icon_tease:


    :flag::flag::flag:
     
  16. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    OK.
    I was wrong, for the first time in my life! :icon_tease:
     
  17. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't calling you out, my bad


    I'm just sure as the sun that it had to do with Detroit drafting him


    :lol:
     
  18. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I know you didn't "call me out". I didn't take it that way. Thank's for the correction. :yes:

    I still think it sucks that the Army to pulled that on him.
     
  19. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    This doesn't bother me at all. I got stop lossed myself. So why wouldn't some college kid playing football have to finish his obligation?
     
  20. Retired Catholic

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    The army is sending guys back into the war zone who haven't even fully recovered from wounds, injuries or illnesses, who can't even walk around wearing full battle gear. They need bodies and Campbell is a real healthy specimen. Army's losing core officers because they're sick of rapid redeployments, so it might suck, but he's a fresh uniform.
     
  21. BFISA

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    You still in??

    You make a great point about stop loss. Another point is that this wasn't a Department of the Army decision, but more likely a DOD decision.

    BTW, y'all unnerstan that the Secretary of Defense, as well as the Secretaries of all services are civilians, right??

    And that the 4 Star flag officer standing next to alla the Secs is a figure head, right?? They're jes thereta say Yesssir, 3 bags full, sir.
     
  22. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    Nope, all done. Going to the Middle East twice is good enough for me. If I remember right, your son was there? Is that correct? Hope he made out okay. I had a couple friends not make it back. Now that is what's really sad to me.
     

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