After Ohio State held Chase Young out for the game against the Maryland Terrapins following an investigation into a loan last year that the defensive end received from a “family friend,” it has been announced that Young will be suspended for just one additional game.
While Young will miss this week’s game against Rutgers, the standout junior will be eligible to return for the final two games on the Ohio State Buckeyes’ regular season schedule against Penn State and Michigan.
The suspension came just as Young was gaining traction as a serious Heisman Trophy candidate. With 13.5 sacks so far this season, Young is just half a sack away from tying Vernon Gholston’s single-season school record. Earlier this year Young joined Mike Vrabel as the only Buckeyes to record at least 10 sacks in back-to-back seasons.
Even though the suspension erased any chances at the Heisman Trophy for Young, it will allow him to return for Ohio State’s most important games of the season, as they continue on their march towards the College Football Playoff.
There was speculation that Young could be suspended for four games, which would have seen him miss the battles with the Nittany Lions and Wolverines to close out the month.
After the news was officially announced on Wednesday, Young commented on Twitter and thanked the Ohio State fans for their support.
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