On Friday morning, a report revealed Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young was suspended for the team’s game against Maryland this weekend. According to a report from Lettermen Row, Young faced an indefinite suspension as well.
Ohio State released a statement confirming the school was looking into an incident from 2018.
Just over an hour after the report came out, Young responded to the allegations.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue. 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 NCAA to get back no the field as soon as possible and want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio state community for all the love and support,” Young said in the statement.
— CY2 (@youngchase907) November 8, 2019
Ohio State released a statement confirming the suspension.
“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 read.
Young has been the most dominant defensive player in the country this season. He leads the nation in sacks with 13.5 and is on pace break the Big Ten sack record.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.