Felt like we needed a new Young thread—others getting too long
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will not play in the Buckeyes' football game against Maryland on Saturday after taking a possibly improper loan believed to have been used to pay for his family to attend last season's Rose Bowl game.
The university confirmed the suspension in a brief statement Friday morning, citing a "possible NCAA issue." The school did not provide any insight regarding the length of his suspension.
According to the source, Ohio State was tipped off about the loan the day after the Wisconsin game on Oct. 26. When OSU notified Young, he was fully cooperative and provided documentation regarding the loan and that it had been repaid, according to the source.
The timing is significant. If true, Ohio State did not knowingly play a player suspected of committing an NCAA violation. That's likely to eliminate the possibility that the program would face penalties from playing Young until now.
The source also said Young intends to rejoin the team for its stretch run and not leave to begin training for the NFL draft.