Chase Young suspended 1 additional game, will return vs. Penn State

Pablo Tucker
November 16, 2019

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the violation was reported to the university on October 27, the day after the Buckeyes beat Wisconsin and Young's dynamic four-sack performance inserted him into the Heisman Trophy conversation.

But the Buckeyes got lucky; Their two games without Young happen to be against the absolute worst of the Big Ten, and he'll return just in time for the team's biggest test of the season thus far.

The NCAA concluded its investigation of Ohio State defensive end Chase Young's rule violation and determined that he should be withheld for one additional game, the school announced Wednesday.

Young will rejoin his squad in advance of their high-stakes second-to-last game of the season against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

As for the Buckeyes, they are led by a pair of veteran big men: junior forward Kyle Young and senior forward Kaleb Wesson.

Smith said if the suspension had been for three or four games, Ohio State likely would have appealed. A day earlier, the school announced that Young would be held out of the Maryland game amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan a year ago from someone he describes as a "family friend" for living expenses. He also said he later repaid that loan in full.Young will also sit out this weekend's game against Rutgers.The loan is considered an impermissible benefit because he didn't know the friend until after Ohio State was recruiting him to play football there.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Duane Washington Jr. had 14 points and four other players scored in double figures as No. 18 Ohio State started hot and ran over No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night. Smith said no Big Ten school was involved in the info.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young sizes up a running back during their game against Florida Atlantic in August.

Ohio State submitted its report on Tuesday and the NCAA came back with the decision today. He also declined to talk about how much Young borrowed and from whom.

Young has become a professional sack artist this season as he has 13.5 sacks through eight games. Certainly, that's the bare acceptable minimum amount versus any non-ranked team, but the truth of the issue is that he needs the CFP to have an understanding of Ohio State's dominance.

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