On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Tuscaloosa ahead of one of the biggest games of the season. No. 3 Alabama hosts No. 2 LSU in a battle between College Football Playoff contenders.
Kirk Herbstreit broke some news on the show, revealing the latest on Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young. The Buckeyes star revealed he accepted a loan from a family friend. As a result, Ohio State suspended the nation’s leading sacker for this weekend’s game against Maryland.
Herbstreit revealed the suspension will be much longer.
According to a report from Herbstreit, the amount of money Young accepted automatically leads to a four-game suspension. However, Herbie made it clear Ohio State plans to appeal and the suspension will likely be cut to two or three games.
Here’s what Herbstreit said, via 247Sports:
“Depending on how much money you take, you get slotted with how many games you’re going to be suspended. In this case, this amount of money is over a certain percentage which means he’s going to be suspended for four games, not just today. What needs to be remembered now is Ohio State this week will collect their intel. They’ll look at all their information and they will appeal.
Ohio State feels they’re going to hear by next week the answer on their appeal. And because he’s in good standing, he made a mistake here, but he’s a good student, goes to class and doesn’t have any issues off the field … because of that, the NCAA takes that into consideration and more than likely this will come down and be reduced to two games, maybe three games. It won’t stay at four.”
It’s good and bad news for Ohio State. The team doesn’t need Young to win this weekend against Maryland or even next weekend against Rutgers.
However, Ohio State faces Penn State and Michigan in the final two weeks of the season. Will he be eligible for those two games?
Stay tuned for the latest.