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

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

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

In a release, Ohio State said the "possible NCAA issue" was from 2018.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will not play on Saturday against Maryland due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the OSU athletic department is looking at, ESPN reports.

It should be noted that many sources cited are optimistic that Young will regain his eligibility before the year is up.

The Heisman Trophy contender could possibly miss the rest of the 2019 season and any bowl game or College Football Playoff game over the alleged violation, Letterman Row reported.

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

Ohio State has not publicly commented at this point on Friday morning, and exact details about the potential NCAA violation remain unclear at this point.

As a junior, Young is widely expected to enter the NFL Draft in 2020 where he is expected to be one of the first few players selected, if not the top overall pick.

Young was not made available to the media during interviews this week, which is somewhat unusual for a star player during the week of a game against his home state school. The Buckeyes will still be massive favorites the next two weeks against Maryland and Rutgers, but any suspension lasting longer than that could be a season-changer.