Ohio State’s star defensive end and current Heisman contender Chase Young was suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed NCAA violation, which was first reported by Letterman Row and confirmed by Ohio State.
Shortly after, Young, the NCAA sacks leader, issued a statement on what he said the issue is about.
— CY2 (@youngchase907) November 8, 2019
In the statement, Young said he accepted “a loan from a family friend” and that he “repaid it in full last summer.”
The suspension leaves Young off the field for the game against Marylyand, while Ohio State will also be without defensive end Jonathon Cooper due to injury. In their place, a young core of Tyler Friday, Zach Harrison, Javontae Jean-Baptiste and Tyreke Smith are said to be splitting the starting defensive end duties.
There has been no word on the immediate timetable of Young’s suspension. He is a sack away from breaking the program single-season sack record of 14 set by Vernon Gholston in 2007.
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