The first major form of adversity has hit head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes football team this season.
The nations sack leader and Heisman Trophy candidate, defensive end Chase Young has been suspended by the team for Saturday’s game against Maryland.
The potential number one pick in the upcoming NFL Draft is out at least for the game against the Terrapins as O.S.U. looks into a possible NCAA violation/issue.
Letterman‘s row first reported the story.
The school confirmed the report with the following statement:
“Ohio State’s Chase Young will not play in this Saturday’s game between the Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into.”
Young has since responded to his suspension releasing a statement on Twitter:
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 know since before the summer of 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!
You can read the tweet by following Young on Twitter at @youngchase907.
Ohio State has not commented at this time on Young’s tweet.