ESPN College Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale believes Ohio State's passing rougher Chase Young is being treated unfairly by the NCAA after being forced to play a game last year after taking money from a "family friend" .
By CHASE YOUNG of Ohio State Football? paying a loan from a family friend, should that be incomprehensible? NCAA? / declare Chase appropriate for the moment / The motto should be We want to help non-HURT student-athletes, "Vitale tweeted early Saturday.
Ohio State announced indefinite suspension for Young as athletic department investigates" possible NCAA issue from 201
Young became one of the best college football players this season and was seriously considered for the Heisman Trophy, though it is a defense His 13.5 sacks lead the nation, with one sack setting a new Buckeye season record in 2019. He has more games behind the line than outside.
While Young is not a Scarlett and Gray absolutely couldn't afford to lose – that title goes to quarterback Justin Fields, "according to Buckuts analyst Patrick Murphy, he's certainly close to a second. While reviewing the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday, committee chair Rob Mullens mentioned Young's dominance to justify it Ohio State's highest ranking.
Young released a statement after the news on Friday.
"Unfortunately I will not play this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue," Young wrote in a note posted on social media. "I made the mistake last year of accepting a loan from a family friend I had known since the summer before my freshman year at OSU. I paid it off completely last summer and work with the university and the NCAA to get back in the field as soon as possible. thank my family, teammates, coaches and the entire Ohio State community for all the support. God bless and go to the Bucks! "
The defensive end recorded 29 total equipment, 15.5 rounds for loss, 13.5 sacks, five forced hits and one pass defended in eight games api h this season. Young has half heard of the season-long single-season sack record of 14 set by Vernon Golston in 2007.
Here is OSU's official statement: "Chase Young Chase Young will not play in this Saturday's game between Bookie and the Teripins in Maryland because of eventual 2018 NCAA issue under review by the Ministry of Athletics. "
Bouquets # 1 (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) are preferred by 44 points over visiting Terrapins (3-6, 1-5) on Saturday (noon ET; FOX). The topic of national attention all season long, Young is currently in the Heisman's top 5, hoping to become the first quarterback to win the award since Charles Woodson.
Bucknuts247 analyst Pat Murphy contributed to this story.