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Ohio State defensive end Chase Young rushes the Northwestern quarterback during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday Oct. 18 2019 in Evanston Ill

Defensive end Chase Young will not be suiting up against the Terrapins "due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018", the school said in a statement Friday.

No. 1 Ohio State is flying high, undefeated at 8-0 and ranked at the top of the initial College Football Playoff Rankings.

The devastating news comes two weeks after Young scored four sacks and five tackles for a loss in the Buckeyes' 38-7 blowout win over the Wisconsin Badgers.

First reported by Austin Ward of Letterman Row, Ohio State edge rusher and top 2020 NFL Draft prospect Chase Young is facing a suspension.

Young said in a tweet Friday morning that he had accepted a loan from a family friend in 2018 and had then repaid it in full.

So why would Ohio State sit Chase Young against Maryland? It's unclear how long Young will be benched. The junior was a preseason AP All-American and is projected to be one of the first players taken in next year's National Football League draft.

Ohio State has Maryland this weekend and faces Rutgers next weekend. Sure, Young is the best player in the Big Ten this year, and the Big Ten has a six-year, $2.64 billion deal to show its games on FOX and ESPN.

Young's 13.5 sacks this season lead the nation and he is second in tackles for loss with 15.5.

The breakout season had Young listed among the likely finalists for the Heisman Trophy, the annual award given to college football's best player.

Perhaps a one-game suspension is enough, but that decision won't make everyone happy.

If the NCAA were to vacate wins, that would be awful for college football.

Youthful has been the most dominant defensive player in the region this year. There's a chance he misses more than that, but there's also a chance he simply misses one game.

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