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特朗普为美国军校运动员投身职业赛场开绿灯

12月14日,美国总统特朗普在费城林肯金融球场观看军校橄榄球“陆海大战”,并宣读一项新政,允许军校球员推迟服役,以便他们投身职业橄榄球赛场。

USWNT players Megan Rapinoe (left) and Alex Morgan (Credit: Getty Images)

12月14日,美国总统特朗普在费城林肯金融球场观看军校橄榄球“陆海大战”,并宣读一项新政,允许军校球员推迟服役,以便他们投身职业橄榄球赛场。

按这份于上月正式生效的新政要求,军校毕业生必须获国防部长马克-埃斯珀批准才能投身职业赛场,最终也要回到军队服完兵役,否则就得偿还在军校接受教育期间的学杂费。

埃斯珀在上月签署的一份备忘录中称,“军校学员和准军官们未来可以加入到职业赛场,这在媒体上会带来非常正面的效果,有望推动全国范围内征兵和公共事务工作的开展。”

在14日这场陆海大战中,海军最终31-7获胜,赛前,特朗普现身两队更衣室,向球员们宣读了相关政策,收到热烈的欢呼。

特朗普告诉海军队员:“上次见到你们教练时,他问我‘能免掉吗’,我反问‘免啥’,他说有些球员可以打NFL,你们可以去洋基队,可以去大都会队,可以打篮球,可以从事很多运动。但是,你们得服役很长时间。”

“而我们现在做的就是让你们可以出去挣大钱,结束职业生涯后,你们再回来服役。现在大家都很开心,你们可以出去做自己想做的事情了……在这里,我要祝贺大家……祝各位好运。”

许多优秀的美国职业运动员都出身军校,其实最著名的当属名人堂四分卫罗杰-斯陶巴赫,他就读于美国海军学院期间曾拿到过海斯曼奖,之后在军队服役四年,曾驻防越南,接着又随达拉斯牛仔两夺超级碗冠军。

在篮球界,名人堂中锋、两届NBA总冠军得主大卫-罗宾逊也有军旅背景,在成为状元秀后先去服役两年才登陆NBA。

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