The NCAA has concluded its review and Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will sit out one more game before returning for the rest of the season. The discipline ends up being a two-game suspension after he sat out the Buckeye's Nov. 9th game against Maryland.
Young will miss Saturday's game against Rutgers but return in time for matchups against Penn State and Michigan.
“I want to thank and express my sincere gratitude to university staff members who worked so diligently and expertly to learn and understand the facts, and then to report these facts to the NCAA as part of our request to have Chase reinstated,” Ohio State senior vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said. “This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State."
“I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him," Smith added. "He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences. He’s a team captain and a leader and most importantly, a Buckeye. He wanted nothing more than an opportunity to play again and we’re pleased that he’ll get that chance.”
Young was suspended for accepting a loan from a family friend to reportedly fly his girlfriend to attend the Rose Bowl in 2018.
In his eight games played, Young leads the nation with 13.5 sacks. In the 38–7 win against Wisconsin on Oct. 26, he recorded four.
Ohio State is No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.