Heisman Candidate Chase Young Suspended by NCAA

Heisman Candidate Chase Young Suspended by NCAA

Last week rumors came about that Chase Young was going to be suspended indefinitely for taking money from an NFL scout. After further investigation they found that he took a loan from a family friend. 

Chase Young later tweeted, “Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue. I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I’ve known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I repaid it in full last summer and I’m working with the University and NCAA to get back on the field as soon as possible. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support. God bless and go Bucks!”

Now he is expected to be handed a four game suspension in correlation to the monetary value of the loan. However, if he appeals, there is a chance the suspension can be lowered to only two games. Ohio State expects an answer from the NCAA by next week on how long Young’s suspension is.

How will Ohio State perform without their NFL bound defensive end? So far, Ohio State took care of business and defeated Maryland 73-14. Without Young, the defense still thrived with seven sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. The rest of Ohio State’s schedule is not the easiest one with a couple of big conference games. If OSU wants to mark their spot in the College Football Playoff, they will need to win out. Notable games ahead are Top 10 Penn State at home and #14 Michigan at the big house.