Navy denies Cameron Kinley’s application to delay his service and play in the NFL

“I’ve never tried to get out of my service commitment or bypass my service commitment,” Kinley said. “When I came to the Naval Academy, it was clear to me that I would have to serve five years. And to be honest, when I got into the Naval Academy … my focus was on becoming the best leader I can be to serve our country. But the package was supposed to delay my commission so that I could fulfill this dream while I’m still young, still able, still healthy. And then when I was done playing, I would commission and perform my ministry for at least five years and maybe even longer, who knows how long. “