Eric Kettani free to play for Patriots

Posted Apr 25, 2012
Aaron Wilson

New England Patriots running back Eric Kettani has been allowed by the Navy to play for the AFC East franchise while continuing to fulfill his remaining service commitment, according to his agent, Ed Brown. The Navy announced that Kettani's request for an early release from active duty has been granted.

st season, he was ordered by the Navy to return to serve on his Navy ship in Jacksonville after his request for leave was denied. At the time, the Navy stated as a reason for not granting Kettani's request that it's a time of war.

Previously, the Air Force and Army had granted leave requests for Chad Hall and Caleb Campbell.

“As our nation is at war, it is important to ensure we maintain our commitment to the nation’s defense," the Navy stated to Kettani in a letter last year. "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.”

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