NCAA Compliance Expert Claims Chase Young Can Limit Suspension to 1 Game With the Right Proof

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes pressures the quarterback against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Here you go, Buckeyes fans. Here's the article you can hang your hat on.

All seemed dismal and dreary in the OSUniverse early Friday, as news that defensive centerpiece Chase Young would miss this weekend's Maryland game pending an investigation into a violation shattered the morning's winter chill.

Shortly thereafter, Young admitted guilt, claiming he took a loan from a "family friend" he'd met just before freshman year (sidenote: sounds like a close, close compatriot), but had repaid it in full.

However, don't give up hope surrounding Young's return just yet.

One NCAA compliance expert told The Athletic's Bruce Feldman that if Young can properly argue his case and the circumstances he describes in his story are across-the-board accurate, this suspension may not last beyond the one game. He just has to be able to prove the loan was actually repaid.

Columbus better hope Young's story, a very simple A-to-B tale, holds water.

If Young and the forces that protect him are convincing enough, he could be back and wreaking havoc for the Buckeyes' far more important battles with Penn State and TTUN, missing only the Maryland game (and, heck, why not just keep him out of the Rutgers game for good measure?).