Huge news broke in the college football world Friday morning, as Ohio State revealed that star defensive end Chase Young has been suspended for the Maryland game pending an NCAA investigation. Young issued a statement shortly after, admitting to accepting a loan from a family friend back in 2018.
Young’s lawyer, Tim Nevius, has issued a statement on Twitter as well. He claims that Young took a “small loan” from a close family friend to cover “basic life expenses.”
Nevius also noted that he is working to “restore” Young’s eligibility. That would seems to suggest he’s already been suspended by the NCAA.
Nevius took a shot at the NCAA in the process, calling its rules regarding loans “unfair and outdated.”
This is Chase Young's lawyer. Key phase here is "working to restore his eligibility." https://t.co/Rs8m8GKzAX
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 8, 2019
It’s unclear how long Young will be forced to sit out – and whether he’ll be allowed to return to play for Ohio State this year. Young is considered one of the best prospects in the country and a sure-fire first round pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
As for Ohio State, if he’s suspended against Maryland and maybe one more game – against Rutgers – the Buckeyes should be okay. But the team still has Penn State and Michigan on the schedule later in the year.
We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.