Friday morning, Ohio State announced that star defensive end Chase Young would be held out of his team’s game against Maryland on Saturday while the school looks into a possible NCAA violation from 2018.
Young later tweeted an update, admitting to accepting a loan from a “family friend” that he says he paid back some time later. Now, FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt has an interesting update.
Klatt says that the loan was not from an agent and that it was in fact paid back before the situation became public. Obviously, that’s a big deal.
If the loan isn’t from an agent, and it was from someone he knew before he was at Ohio State, he would likely only face a short suspension. Klatt “expects” it to be one or two games.
If the loan were from an agent, it would be a different story. In that case, Ohio State could see some wins vacated.
More on Chase Young situation:
– Loan was not from Agent
– It was paid back before situation became public
– He was truthful from start
– With precedent I would expect somewhere between 1-2 game suspension…fact that it was not agent and loan was paid back will be key
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) November 8, 2019
Ohio State has Maryland this weekend and faces Rutgers next weekend. If Young misses those games, the Buckeyes should be fine. Beyond that, the team has Penn State and Michigan still on the schedule.
If Klatt is right, this is huge for Ohio State and its fans. Hopefully the NCAA comes to a decision either way relatively soon.