Ohio State May Vacate Wins Over Chase Young, Says CBS Sports
Ohio State may vacate wins over Chase Young, says CBS Sports.
On Friday it was reported that Young, arguably the best college football player in the nation, would be suspended indefinitely.
After details slowly began to trickle out regarding what exactly led to the suspension, Young decided to put the rumors to rest with a statement.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue,” he said.
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“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 no the field as soon as possible and want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio state community for all the love and support.”
While some have speculated that Young’s suspension will not be a long one so long as there was not a significant sum of money involved, others have a more dire prediction.
According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Ohio State possibly having to vacate wins is on the table.
“By tweeting he accepted a loan from “family friend,” Chase Young made it a layered compliance issue.
“[Young] will have to prove there was a pre-existing relationship with that person that had nothing to do with athletics. If not, vacation of wins could be on table.”
Young leads the country with 13.5 sacks and has been the key force behind an Ohio State squad that many view as the best in the nation.
If the Buckeyes either lose Young for an extended period of time or are forced to vacate victories, it could prove to be disastrous for the program.