Ohio State’s Chase Young out due to possible NCAA ‘issue’

Ross Houston
November 8, 2019

Sources told the Buckeyes-centric website that the violation was unclear but the program remains optimistic that Young would be back on the field at some point this season.

We have the first noteworthy hiccup in Ohio State's unbeaten football season.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, who is projected to be a top NFL draft pick, is being held out by the football team as the university looks into a possible undisclosed violation of NCAA rules from previous year.

He had tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes' last game, a 38-7 win over Wisconsin on October 26.

The school said Friday the issue is from 2018.

Buckeyes junior defensive end Chase Young is suspended indefinitely and immediately, beginning with this Saturday's contest against Maryland, according to Letterman Row, which first reported the news. That could have ramifications for Ohio State's official statistics and records.

Rutgers might get a break when it hosts No. 1 Ohio State next weekend. He is considered a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman Trophy and a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 National Football League draft.

Young has been the most dominant defensive player in the country this season. He leads the nation in sacks with 13.5, one half-sack away from breaking the Ohio State single-season record.

Not only is Young one of the best players in college football, but he is one of the best NFL defensive prospects we have seen in years.

It's not yet clear how long a potential suspension could last. We will continue to update you as more details are released on Young's suspension.

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