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Ohio State Star Chase Young Releases Statement Explaining Story Behind Suspension

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 18: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 18, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Ohio State will be without its most lethal defensive weapon on Saturday against Maryland, as it was announced that Chase Young was suspended due to an NCAA violation stemming from a 2018 incident.

A few hours later, the star defensive end took to Twitter to offer an explanation as to what led to his suspension, while clearing the air.

Part of Young's statement reads, "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."

A family friend... that you met the summer before your freshman year of college?

Young will certainly be sidelined for this weekend's clash with Maryland, but there's a chance that his suspension extends for more than one game.

This is huge loss for Ryan Day's defense, as the junior defensive end had been an absolute menace in 2019, logging 29 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in just eight games of action. The 20-year-old is currently touted as a top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.