The Chase Young situation is starting to get a bit complicated.
Early this morning it was reported that the Ohio State standout defense end was going to be suspended for the team’s upcoming game against Maryland for violating a potential NCAA violation.
Ohio State confirmed the report on Friday morning, though exact details about the potential NCAA violation remain unclear at this point. Multiple sources have indicated that the program is optimistic that Young will be cleared to return to Buckeyes this season, but a resolution for the matter still hasn’t been reached.
“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,” a school statement said.
Young took to Twitter to admit that he had taken a loan from a family friend he met the summer before his freshman year at OSU.
According to Pro Football Talk and Yahoo Sports, the “family friend” who loaned Young money is an NFLPA-certified agent which may complicate matters.
Per a league source, the “family friend” who loaned money to Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is an NFLPA-certified agent.
Via Yahoo Sports
The issue, sources told Yahoo Sports, involves an agent. Young was a five-star recruit, and thus a probable NFL prospect, coming out of high school.
CBS’s Dennis Dodd is now reporting that by Young tweeting he accepted a loan from “family friend”, Young made his revelation into a layered compliance issue. Young will have to prove there was a pre-existing relationship with that “family friend” that had nothing to do with athletics to avoid Ohio State possibly being forced to vacate wins.
This all seems to be trending in the wrong direction for OSU who is currently ranked third in the CFB playoff rankings.
Update: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman is contradicting both Pro Football Talk and Yahoo Sports reports and claims he spoke to someone close to Chase Young who says the person who loaned the Ohio State star money was not an gent or booster.