The Ohio State football program could be forced to vacate wins following a statement from star defensive end Chase Young.
According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Young’s statement complicates a layered compliance issue. The star defensive end released a statement following a report. Young revealed he was suspended for the Buckeyes game against Maryland this weekend.
In the statement, Young revealed he accepted a loan from a “family friend.” Although Young said he paid the loan back, his admission of accepting the loan in the first place could lead to larger problems for Ohio State.
Dodd’s report suggests vacating wins is on the table:
By tweeting he accepted a loan from “family friend”, Chase Young made it a layered compliance issue. [Young] will have to prove there was a pre-existing relationship with that person that had nothing to do with athletics. If not, vacation of wins could be on table.
Young’s statement suggests the relationship was pre-existing. “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,” he said in the statement.
Young has been the most dominant defensive player in the country this season. He leads the nation in sacks with 13.5 and is poised to break the Big Ten sack record.
Ohio State confirmed Young won’t play this weekend against Maryland.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.