Ohio State star Chase Young is facing an indefinite suspension, as first reported by Austin Ward of Lettermen Row. The Heisman Trophy candidate’s collegiate career could be over, which means that he can turn his attention to preparing for the 2020 NFL Draft, where he’s expected to be a Top 3 selection.
The school did not disclose details, but Young gave some clarity on his situation in a statement on Friday morning:
“ Unfortunately, I won’t be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue. I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I’ve know 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. I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support. God bless and go Bucks !”
Young, listed at 6’5″ and 265 pounds, has been on an absolute tear this season with 13.5 sacks and 29 total tackles through eight games. He’s met – or exceeded – every expectation after a breakout 2018 sophomore campaign with 10.5 sacks and major plays against some of the school’s biggest rivals.
If the season ended today, the Bengals would have the first crack at Young, followed by the Redskins, Jets, Dolphins, and Falcons.
Its a joke he cant get money while in school. OSU is making tens of millions of dollars from him and his teammates. Everyone from the announcer to the green guy to coach to the president of OSU are all benefiting from this young man. But he better not, or else. F them.
And each and every one of them is getting a free college education valued at $200,000 now for an entry-level job yeah then multiply that by 90 or so players getting that and then all the sports that don’t generate money and multiply their positions by 200,000 and you start to get an idea at these guys are getting free school and the schools aren’t making that much.
The NCAA makes over a billion dollars a year. They force athletes to maintain an “amateur” status so they don’t have to share the profits. It’s all a racket and free school isn’t enough for what they bring in. It’s all a mess and there’s no good way to fix it. If they end up paying the athletes then the biggest schools with the richest boosters will get all of the best athletes and you might as well start a pro league.
Yep, and take away thousands of opportunities for a good number of unfortunate youth, and good number of jobs, too. Last thing, I knew people do things to make money and seize opportunity. This will serve maybe a hundred or two hundred of the thousands but hey pay them all you want. I won’t watch.
Not if you have one set rate for everyone somewhere in the $30-50k range. NCAA division II teams aren’t usually competitive in division I, anyway. Nothing changes, except the athlete’s aren’t forced to be broke.
Do you follow college football? There are probably only about 20 viable options for the top 100 or so recruits every year already. It’s been like that for decades, yet I don’t see any programs closing down. What makes you think anything would change?
I think it will destroy college athletics. I have stopped watching college athletics almost excluively. I will watch to see guys I think the Lions will draft but there will be full blown corruption like that which has ruined college basketball. It will become unwatchable. Nope. I think it will ruin it. You are welcome to disagree. I won’t argue or watch any of it if they start paying these entitled athletes over and above their education.
I disagree with you on the number of “viable” choices for top football players. There’s actually more than that. It makes your point even more clear, so we arrive in the same place even though I think the number of viable places to play is easily double or triple your number.
I think the key is to regulate and normalize the amount of money each player receives. A monthly stipend of $2,000/month helps the players and easily becomes part of the expenses of a majority of the football programs. The problem comes in if you can make $2M/year if you choose USC but only have a stipend if you choose another school. In short, there needs to be an NBA style salary cap as well as individual player caps…IMO. Then the players can get paid, and it won’t drastically alter college football as we know it.
There are already hundreds of players that are being paid in excess of $300,000 cash to attend some of those universities for 48 months that comes out to about 6000 or $7000 per month if they stay the entire four years. Reggie Bush got a four million dollar house for his family and cash. You think the 40,000 stereo and 10,000 in dvd’s in the Hummer driven by M. Clarrett were standard issue? Be real. I’ve been on campus dude, you give and give and give and they still break into other students rooms. I know the car dealer who used to be U of M’s clearinghouse. Ann Arbor was a much smaller place, then. The players told stories, then and now.