LeBron Rips The NCAA's Decision To Suspend Ohio State's Chase Young (TWEETS)


Young is reportedly facing a two-game suspension at the worst. The junior is coming off a contest against Wisconsin in which he tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five). The "issue" in question is believed to be a loan Young received from a family friend to help his girlfriend fly out to Southern California to watch him play in the Rose Bowl.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit reported that he expected a four game suspension would come down, though Ohio State refuted that report on Saturday - saying it has no idea what, if any, suspension will hold.

Ohio State fan LeBron James spoke out about Young's situation on Twitter and blasted the NCAA. Ohio State spokesman Jerry Emig later said that report was incorrect.

The suspension to Ohio State defensive end Chase Young has implications on the Buckeyes' Big Ten and Playoff title hopes, but it has also raised questions as to why Young was suspended in the first place, whether that would result in forfeiture of games and when - if - he could return to the field this season.

OSU expects to hear an answer from the NCAA on the appeal next week.

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The line is larger than any Ohio State line in at least the last 22 years. Ohio State faces Rutgers next week, but closes the month with Penn State and MI.

The Buckeyes opened as 50.5-point favorites at Rutgers on Saturday, per Circa Sports.

Ohio State later said that this was "incorrect".

After this weekend's game, OSU travels to Piscataway to face woebegone Rutgers before hosting No. 5 Penn State and making the trek to Ann Arbor for a road game against hated rival and 14th-ranked MI in back-to-back weeks.