Pentagon: Academy athletes must serve before going pro

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Defense Department has rescinded its 2016 policy allowing military service academy athletes to go straight to the pros upon graduation.

The Pentagon says the athletes must serve two years of active duty before pursuing a career in professional sports.

The change begins with this year's class and affects Air Force's Jalen Robinette, the NCAA's leader in yards per catch in 2016 who went undrafted after the policy reversal.


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