LeBron James defends Ohio State football player amid suspension

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, expects Young's suspension to last four games, though he thinks that number could be reduced.

LeBron has attacked the NCAA several times over the years on the way they handle transfers and suspensions, so it's no surprise that he had something to say with the Chase Young situation.

Young said Friday on Twitter that he would not be playing this week "because of an NCAA eligibility issue".

The fact that the organization is hitting Chase Young, one of the best players in country, over this extremely minor loan is only going to drive more anti-NCAA sentiment.

In this October 18, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill.

Ohio State may be without Heisman Trophy contender Chase Young the rest of the regular season amid an NCAA investigation into the star defensive end accepting a loan to help pay for his girlfriend's flight to the 2018 Rose Bowl. "And since y'all always wanna know more he paid it back to his family member". "Only about how they can make them [money]", referring to the NCAA.

It is a school's decision to play, or not play, an athlete, according to the NCAA.

Ohio State self-reported the potential violation, according to the NCAA. Ohio State faces Rutgers next week, but closes the month with Penn State and MI.

The NCAA prohibits student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness, but it's unclear exactly what rule Young violated. He is expected to be a top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and was once a Penn State recruiting target.

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