COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio State defensive end and Heisman hopeful Chase Young will not be playing against Maryland this weekend.
The Ohio State University announced Young was will be sitting out the game due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into.
According to a statement from Young, the suspension comes after he accepted a loan from a family friend he met prior to coming to Ohio State.
“I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I’ve known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I repaid it in full last summer and I’m working with the University and NCAA to get back on the field as soon as possible. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support. God bless and go Bucks.-Chase Young
Young has 13.5 sacks, half a sack shy of tying the single-season school record set by Vernon Gholston in 2007 and was considered by many to be a Heisman contender.
Young is coming off his most dominating performance of the season. In Ohio State’s 38-7 win over Wisconsin, Young tallied four sacks, tying a school record for most sacks in a single game. He also forced two fumbles and totaled a career-best six solo tackles.
It is unclear how long Young will be forced to sit while Ohio State investigates the possible issue.