Running back Eric Kettani who is currently on the Patriots has been called back to the Navy. Kettani spent two years on the reserve list as an active military member.
Kettani will be returning to his Navy ship in Jacksonville tomorrow morning. The Navy says it’s a time of war, though Kettani had appealed and requested leave for the past two weeks
That request has been denied. So, Kettani, who had his dress uniform hanging in his locker is heading back to the Navy.
Here is the text of the Navy’s official letter:
“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.”