Ohio State Buckeyes superstar and No. 1 seed Chase Young were suspended for Saturday’s Maryland game and could face a much longer suspension following a NCAA.
To a certain extent, Young acknowledged the violation earlier this week, tweeting an apology and attempting to explain the situation, saying that he had accepted a personal loan from a friend of the family before his freshman year which has since been repaid.
– CY2 (@ youngchase907) November 8, 2019
Pro Football Talk has since reported that “The Family Friend” is actually an NFLPA certified agent, which opens up a whole Pandora’s box and jeopardizes the rest of Young’s academic career.
However, as Billy Mays regretted, “but wait, that’s over!”
The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reports that Young took the money to pay for his girlfriend’s robbery for the 2018 Rose Bowl, but denied the PFT report that it came from an NFLPA certified agent.
The issue that led to the suspension of Chase Young, suspended for an indefinite period in the state of Ohio, dates from December 2018, told The Athletic a person with a Direct knowledge of the case, while he had borrowed money from a family friend in California to attend the Rose Bowl. Young repaid this money in April, said the person.
Another person stated that the family friend to whom Young had borrowed the money was not an agent nor a reminder. That would be important to the NCAA as it begins to fix all that.
If it turns out that Young has really taken out a loan from a family friend and reimbursed it, it seems odd that the NCAA is concerned about it. (agree … maybe not), but if the person involved is an NFLPA certified agent, the problem becomes much more important.
Whatever the case, Young will be absent for at least one match, or even more, as a result of an NCAA investigation.