Ohio State announced today that star defensive lineman Chase Young would return to the field next week against Penn State. Young’s NCAA suspension is set to end following Saturday’s game against Rutgers.
The Buckeyes’ standout defensive lineman is being suspended for a total of two games for taking a loan from a family friend – and paying it back – to pay for his girlfriend’s trip to the Rose Bowl.
“This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State. I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him. He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences,” Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith said today.
Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer appeared on Big Ten Network tonight to react to the NCAA’s decision.
“What I liked best about it, he owned up to it, said I made an error, fixed the error and moved on,” Meyer said on BTN.
“The rules are rules.”
The Chase Young situation ✅
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 14, 2019
Young took to Twitter earlier in the day to react to the news.
“Excited to be back on the field next week! Thank you Buckeye Nation for all the love and support. I’m blessed to be a part of this team, this university, and this community. Lots of love to my family. God Bless and Go Bucks!” he wrote.
Excited to be back on the field next week! Thank you Buckeye Nation for all the love and support. I’m blessed to be a part of this team, this university, and this community. Lots of love to my family. God Bless and Go Bucks!
— CY2 (@youngchase907) November 13, 2019
Ohio State is set to play Rutgers on Saturday, before finishing the season with Penn State and Michigan. The Buckeyes will surely be glad to get Young back for those two games.