On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio State announced star defensive end Chase Young received a two-game suspension.
Young’s suspension came after he admitted to taking a loan from a “family friend” in 2018. Initial reports suggested Young would be suspended for four games, but now he’ll be back for the Buckeyes final two regular season games against Penn State and Michigan.
After the suspension was announced, ESPN analyst Desmond Howard gave his take.
Howard wants to know how much money was involved, which he called the “smoking gun” in the entire investigation, via 247Sports:
“Student athletes under the age of 25 don’t know anything about loans,” Howard said. “They borrow money with the intentions of never paying it back. The smoking gun is, listen, you know he took a loan? You know he paid the money back? If you know those things for fact, then you know the amount of money. The smoking gun is the money. No one’s releasing the money because they don’t want you knowing how much is involved.
“You going to tell me he took money so a girl could go to Pasadena for a game? My point is, it’s like they’re sitting here and blowing smoke up our butts, spitting in the wind and letting the spit hit the wind and saying, ‘that’s just rain.’ Everybody is looking at the NCAA, but we have rules people have got to abide by. No one has ever released the amount of money.”
His full comments can be seen below.
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Young will miss this weekend’s game against Rutgers. However, he’s eligible to return for the two biggest games of the season.
Penn State fans should be worried about Young – who will be hungry coming off of a two-game suspension.