COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Ohio State defensive end and Heisman hopeful Chase Young will not play in the Buckeye's game against Maryland Saturday.
According to the Ohio State University, Young will be sitting out the game due to a "possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into."
Young posted a statement on his verified Twitter account on Friday.
"Unfortunately, I won't be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibilty issue. 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 the 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 has posted 13.5 sacks for the No.1 Buckeyes during their 8-0 start.
He has tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes 38-7 win over Wisconsin.
Ohio State hosts Maryland Saturday at 12 p.m.