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When Ali Declined to Be Drafted

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When Ali Declined to Be Drafted

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When Ali Declined to Be Drafted

When Ali Declined to Be Drafted

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Thirty-eight years ago Thursday, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be drafted for the Vietnam War. Ali declared himself a conscientious objector on religious grounds. He was stripped of his boxing title and eventually sentenced to five years in prison.