Luckily the United States doesn't have a draft. And even if we did, they wouldn't really want me anyhow. But should it ever be brought back, we've got some South Korean soccer players to thank for giving us draft-dodging tips.
92 current and former South Korean have been indicted for attempting to dodge their country's compulsory military service. While I would have shot off one of my little toes, they thought of something better - they intentionally dislocated their shoulders.
The players, including 15 professional K-League players, dislocated their shoulders by methods such as swinging their arms while holding heavy weights or having fellow players jump on their shoulders, the official said.Ironically, should they be found guilty, they'll likely be sent to jail or be forced to perform community. Both punishments would be for two years, or the same amount of time they would have spent in the army...and of course they could have done that and finished with their shoulders intact. As always, it seemed like a good idea...until they got caught. But who needs an un-dislocated shoulder anyhow?