Hate mail to Naval Lt. in NFL?

Most NFL players get fan mail praising them for their accomplishments on the field. Eric Kettani gets hate mail. Kettani, who graduated from the Naval Academy in 2009, plays for the Washington Redskins now, but that's only after a long and tiring battle with the US Government. In order to play in the NFL, Kettani, who was recently promoted to lieutenant, negotiated a deal with...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Navy officer gets hate mail for NFL pursuit

During an interview with the NFL Network, Navy reserves officer and Redskins fullback Eric Kettani admits he received hate mail for his decision to join the NFL (Credit: Today, is one of those days where all I can is shake my head and realize that certain people are beyond cruel. During an interview with NFL Network, Washington Redskins full back Eric Kettani...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Kettani received hate mail for pursuing NFL dream

Washington Redskins fullback Eric Kettani is like many other football players who came before him. He just wants to have a successful career in the National Football League.However, Kettani isn't like most NFL players in the fact that he is also in the midst of serving an active duty commitment with the Navy.Kettani, who was promoted to lieutenant in June, said in an interview...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins FB Eric Kettani Promoted To Lieutenant In United States Navy

After stepping in as the first-team fullback during the Redskins’ organized team activities, Eric Kettani was then sworn in as a lieutenant in the United States Navy on Monday in a brief ceremony at...
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Patriot, Navy Veteran Eric Kettani Joins Redskins on 11th Anniversary of 9/11

The tragic events of 9/11 really impacted Eric Kettani, as the fullback reportedly joined the Navy in part because of what happened that day. Now, 11 years later, Kettani is heading to the nation's capital, but he'll be doing so with football on his mind. Kettani, who played for Navy in college and spent part of 2011 on the Patriots' practice squad after receiving an...
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots trade for WR Salas, 7 to practice squad

A day after dumping 22 players from the roster to get down to 53, the Patriots continued making moves today, signing seven players to the practice squad and trading for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Greg Salas. The Rams will get a late 2015 draft pick in return for Salas, who’s rookie season was cut short last year when he broke his fibula in November. Signed to the practice squad...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kettani Released by Navy, Allowed to Return to Patriots

RB Eric Kettani, a Naval Academy graduate, who has been with the Patriots the last year in training camp has been granted his release from the U.S. Military and allowed to return to the Patriots on a full-time basis. He was granted select reserve status last year after having served two years in the active military and was allowed to attend training camp.  As a selective reserve...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pats RB granted release from Navy

The Patriots will have a familiar face back on the team when they open camp. One of their running backs was released from the Navy.

April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Eric Kettani Will Participate in Patriots' Workouts, Still Waiting for Navy to Rule on Appeal

Running back Eric Kettani will be onsite at Gillette Stadium next week when the Patriots begin their organized offseason workouts, though he is still waiting to hear from the Navy about his appeal. The lieutenant junior grade served two years of active duty before joining the Patriots during their 2011 training camp. He started the year on the practice squad before the Navy recalled...
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Eric Kettani Hoping to Join Patriots in Indianapolis, Passing Time in Navy by Launching Painting Company

Eric Kettani has kept himself busy since getting summoned back to the Navy in October, but he is still keeping hope alive that he'll get a chance to return to the Patriots in time for the 2012 season. The Navy hasn't given Kettani an official timetable for a response on his appeal to return to the NFL, but he said Wednesday he is hoping to get word soon. "I'm hoping...
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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