UPDATE 11/13, 12:46 p.m. ET: Chase Young is being suspended for another game by the NCAA.
Breaking: Ohio State's Chase Young will be suspended one more game by the NCAA, the school announced Wednesday.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2019
He'll miss Saturday's game against Rutgers, but will be eligible to play against No. 9 Penn State on Nov. 23. pic.twitter.com/B4LbWbpzzB
Chase took to Twitter to address the news and say he's "excited to be back."
Excited to be back on the field next week! Thank you Buckeye Nation for all the love and support. I’m blessed to be a part of this team, this university, and this community. Lots of love to my family. God Bless and Go Bucks!— CY2 (@youngchase907) November 13, 2019
"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. This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State," Gene Smith, the athletic director at Ohio State, said in a statement.
"I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him. 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."
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As ESPN reports, the school released a statement confirming the situation and that he will not play "due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into." It is unclear how long he will be out for, but Chase Young spoke about the issue on his Twitter a bit further. He claimed that he accepted a loan from a friend of his family and is working with his team and the NCAA to resolve the violation as quickly as possible.
"Unfortunately, I won't be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue," Young said on 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. 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!"
Attorney and former NCAA investigator Tim Nevius said that he is working with Young. "Chase took a small loan from a close family friend last year to cover basic life expenses," Nevius said. "Loan was repaid months ago and we're working to restore his eligibility. Unfair and outdated @NCAA rules punish athletes for making ends meet while enriching everyone else."
Needless to say, the whole ordeal has sparked some strong anti-NCAA sentiments on Twitter.
Throughout 2019, Chase Young has proven himself to be a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy. It has not been confirmed if Young will miss any further matches beyond the Saturday game.