The NFL season is set to kickoff next week.
But there is already more intrigue in one of the biggest stories of the 2021 season.
And this football coaching legend is under investigation because of one crazy confession.
The Jacksonville Jaguars figure to be one of the most watched teams this fall.
Teams that finish with the worst record in the league usually don’t earn that distinction.
But the Jaguars brought in three-time national championship winning coach Urban Meyer and drafted Trevor Lawrence – the most heralded quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning – with the number one overall pick in the draft.
As the Jaguars get set to face the Houston Texans in Week One of the 2021 season, the team is under investigation.
That’s because Urban Meyer admitted to the media that Meyer and his coaching staff used a player’s vaccination status as a determining factor in if they got cut or not.
“Everyone was considered,” Meyer stated. “That was part of the production and also was he vaccinated or not. To say that was a decision-maker, it certainly was under consideration.”
The NFL Players Association quickly announced it opened an investigation into Meyer and the Jaguars.
“These comments have led us to open an investigation,” NFLPA spokesman George Atallah stated.
This past spring, Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane openly talked about cutting unvaccinated players if it allowed the Bills to function normally with no COVID protocols.
The league immediately informed Beane that it was against NFL rules to cut players based on their vaccination status.
NFL officials bragged that 93 percent of players are vaccinated.
But the league has since imposed harsher COVID testing procedures, testing even vaccinated players once a week instead of once every two weeks.
This has become a source of controversy as the NFL and media look to pressure unvaccinated players to “get the jab.”
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.