Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Surveys have also shown support for marijuana use has risen among all age groups in recent years, according to The Associated Press. But perceptions have rapidly changed, as Kelce well knows. A little more than a decade ago, the star tight end tells Vanity Fair he was “so embarrassed” over his year-long suspension for smoking weed. “I didn’t want to look at anybody,” he remembers about that time, moving in with his brother Jason shortly after to ensure he stayed in line with the school’s rules. The suspension even confounded Kelce’s father, Ed, who says he regularly spoke with Travis about the matter after the punishment was handed down.
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“I told him it’s a great learning opportunity. Live with it. Grow from it. Learn from it. It is what it is, and you just have to deal with it now,” Ed tells Vanity Fair. “All the while, I’m biting my tongue about how stupid it is that they’re going to suspend a college kid for smoking pot. Give me a f—ing break.” NFL rookie Cameron Kinley will have to wait to pursue his professional football dreams after the U.S. Navy denied his request to delay his military service. On Monday, 22-year-old Kinley — who played four years on the U.S. Naval Academy’s football team — posted a statement to social media revealing the Navy’s decision to have him immediately commission as an ensign instead of joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team he signed with as an undrafted free agent this year. “Recently, I was informed that my request to delay my service in order to play in the NFL was denied by the Secretary of the Navy,” Kinley wrote. “I have spent the past week processing my emotions, as it is very difficult to have been this close to achieving a childhood dream and having it taken away from me.”