Ohio State’s all-world defensive end Chase Young will not be on the field against Maryland on Saturday, and he probably will miss at least one more game if not more. But there are reasons to be optimistic about his current situation with the NCAA at least according to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit.
Young faces an indefinitely suspension because of a possible NCAA violation that came to the forefront Friday. Young reportedly took money from a family friend last year prior to Ohio State’s Rose Bowl victory.
Herbstreit provided a great summary of the situation on ESPN’s College GameDay.
“Depending on how much money you take, you get slotted with how many games you’re going to be suspended,” Herbstreit said. “In this case, this amount of money is over a certain percentage which means he’s going to be suspended for four games, not just today. What needs to be remembered now is Ohio State this week will collect their intel. They’ll look at all their information and they will appeal.
“Ohio State feels they’re going to hear by next week the answer on their appeal. And because he’s in good standing, he made a mistake here, but he’s a good student, goes to class and doesn’t have any issues off the field … because of that, the NCAA takes that into consideration and more than likely this will come down and be reduced to two games, maybe three games. It won’t stay at four.”
College GameDay host Rece Davis joked that if Young gets his suspension reduced to two games, the NCAA is actually doing him a favor by keeping him healthy for Penn State and Michigan at the end of the season while sidelining him against Maryland and Rutgers.
While this likely ends Chase Young’s Heisman bid, if his suspension does indeed become two games, a lot of Ohio State fans may begin looking at the situation the same way.