The 2021 college football season is just two weeks old.

Already there is a major controversy.

And now the real reason this major college football coach got fired will make your stomach turn.

Naval Academy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced third-year offensive assistant Billy Ray Stutzman left the program for “personal reasons.”

The announcement came after Navy dropped a 23-3 decision to Air Force on Saturday in a game where the team failed to generate any offense.

It appeared to be part of a shakeup on the offensive side of the ball – Navy also fired and then stunningly rehired their offensive coordinator – after Navy fell to 0-2, scoring just ten points after coming off a 3-7 2020 campaign where the offense struggled.

That was not true.

Stutzman later posted a message on social media revealing Navy fired him for refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine after being denied a religious exemption.

The Navy athletic department is one of many institutions across America instituting vaccine mandates.

These controversial policies target the 80,000,000 Americans that are not yet vaccinated.

Americans refused to take the COVID vaccine for any number of reasons.

Many do so on religious grounds.

The idea that someone would be forced to take a vaccine they may not want or need and that runs afoul of their faith or lose the ability to earn a living runs against the idea of what America is.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.