Chase Young offers more details about his situation with Ohio State, NCAA

Published: Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

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Chase Young, the Ohio State defensive end widely considered the nation’s best defensive player, issued a statement Friday morning after the school announced he will not play Saturday against Maryland. 

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“Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue,” he wrote in a message posted to Twitter. “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. 

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“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!” 

Young is a junior and a captain for the Buckeyes. 

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With a nation-leading 13.5 sacks this season, he has been garnering Heisman Trophy talk and is generally considered the No. 1 prospect for the 2020 draft if he chooses to forgo his final season of eligibility.