Ohio State star Chase Young won't play Saturday vs. Maryland while the school looks into a "possible NCAA issue from 2018", it was announced Friday. The school provided no other details aside from "the Department of Athletics is looking into it", but Young posted an explanation for the issue in a later tweet.
"After Young took to Twitter on Friday morning to shed light on the situation, admitting that he accepted a loan from "family friend" in 2018, Florio reported that the "family friend" was an NFLPA certified agent". I built a slip-up final year by accepting a financial loan from a spouse and children good friend I have acknowledged considering the fact that the summer months prior to my freshman year at OSU. He said that he paid the loan back and is working with officials to get back onto the field. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support.
As impressive as those stats are, they could be stripped from Young if the NCAA determines he was ineligible to play this season.
Ohio State has been completely dominant by way of the initial eight video games of the calendar year, and has positioned itself as the odds on favourite to get to the Higher education Football Playoff and potentially provide home the countrywide title.
But any missed games for Young this season is big news, as he is a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender this season. Young leads the NCAA with 13.5 sacks. Young could - and likely would - reach that mark by himself if he played. Spoiler alert - barring an injury, Young will remain at No. 1 through draft night.