Ohio State’s Young to return for Penn State game

Field Level Media

November 14, 2019 at 8:16 am.

Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be suspended one more game, then be eligible to return Nov. 23 in a crucial Big Ten matchup with Penn State.

In a news release on Wednesday, the university confirmed Young will miss Saturday’s game at Rutgers. He was suspended for last weekend’s win over Maryland pending an investigation into a possible NCAA violation. And while Ohio State sought Young’s immediate reinstatement, the NCAA required a two-game suspension.

“The NCAA has concluded its review of The Ohio State University Department of Athletics’ reinstatement request for student-athlete Chase Young, and it has determined that Young should be withheld from playing in one additional game before being eligible to resume competition,” the university said in its news release.”

The No. 2 Buckeyes end their regular-season home schedule against the No. 9 Nittany Lions. They will then travel to No. 15 Michigan on Nov. 30.

“Excited to be back on the field next week! Thank you Buckeye Nation for all the love and support,” Young posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. “I’m blessed to be a part of this team, this university, and this community. Lots of love to my family. God Bless and Go Bucks!”

In a statement released through Ohio State, athletic director Gene Smith thanked staff for their work on the investigation and also praised Young.

“He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences. He’s a team captain and a leader and most importantly, a Buckeye. He wanted nothing more than an opportunity to play again and we’re pleased that he’ll get that chance,” Smith said.

The 6-foot-6 Young leads the nation with 13.5 sacks. He is likely to be one of the first players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft should he decide to forgo his senior season.