Chase Young to miss Maryland game, Ohio State investigating potential 2018 NCAA violation

Young admits he took loan from family friend, paid it back

Daryl Ruiter
November 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
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Cleveland, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will not play Saturday against Maryland while the university investigates a potential 2018 NCAA violation the school announced Friday morning.

The announcement came following a report from LettermanRow.com that Young faces an indefinite suspension from the NCAA over an alleged violation.

“Ohio State’s Chase Young will not play in this Saturday’s game between the Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into,” the statement from Ohio State said.

Young tweeted a statement admitting he took a loan from a family friend that has since been paid back. 

“Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue,” Young Tweeted. “I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I’ve known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I repaid it in full last summer and I’m working with the University and the NCAA to get back on the field as soon as possible.”

Young, who has vaulted himself into the Heisman race, is just 1 sack shy of breaking Ohio State’s single season record but that is now on hold.

Earlier this week the Buckeyes were ranked No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, and they are No. 3 in the Associated Press poll behind LSU and Alabama, who play Saturday afternoon.