Ohio State DE Chase Young Reportedly Facing Indefinite Suspension

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

Ohio State said Friday morning that star defensive end Chase Young would miss Saturday's game against Maryland.

In a statement accompanying the team's weekly status report, Ohio State said Young will not play "due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into".

Young, at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, is considered the potential No. 1 pick in next spring's National Football League draft if he decides to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Buckeyes.

Young's 13.5 sacks this season lead the nation and he is second in tackles for loss with 15.5.

He has tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes 38-7 win over Wisconsin.

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No. 1 Ohio State travels to SHI Stadium a week from Saturday to face the Scarlet Knights, the final tune-up before a brutal two-game stretch - against No. 4 Penn State and at MI - to end the season.

If what Ohio State is investigating is actually an NCAA violation, Young's eligibility since the time of the infraction would be in question, meaning he could have been playing the 2019 season as an ineligible player.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Young has been a dominant force this season for the Buckeyes, and is widely considered among the handful of top players in the country.

There are rumors, and we must point out that they are only rumors at this point, so we'll refrain from commenting further until something more concrete becomes available.

After Saturday's game against Maryland, Ohio State will play at Rutgers.

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