Air Force football player Jalen Robinette was pulled from the Air Force Academy graduation lineup after some questions about his eligibility to graduate and commission. The Air Force Academy released this statement about Robinette's situation, "Cadet Robinette was removed from the graduation lineup after USAFA leadership became aware of information that called into question Cadet Robinette's eligibility/qualification to graduate and commission. Cadet Robinette's graduation and commissioning will be placed on hold while we further evaluate. Due to privacy related concerns we are unable to comment on the circumstances. We can say that the circumstances do not involve any allegations of criminal wrongdoing and are unrelated to Cadet Robinette's professional football pursuits."
Robinette was a projected NFL draft pick but learned the night of the draft that would have to fulfill two years of military commitments before pursuing his NFL dreams. The Department of Defense changed their policy that previously allowed graduates to pursue professional athletic careers after graduation.