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#pounditSaturday, September 23, 2023

FOX broadcasters wonder if Maryland tipped off NCAA regarding Chase Young loan

The Ohio State Buckeyes played mad Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins, and there was some suggestion that there might be a little bit behind that.

The Buckeyes stormed out to a 42-0 lead in the first half in very aggressive fashion. That included an onside kick in the first quarter that Ohio State attempted and recovered despite being up 14-0 already. What raised eyebrows even more, however, was the Buckeyes’ choice to use timeouts to get the ball back late in the second half despite their six-touchdown lead.

That move led FOX commentator Gus Johnson to note that Ohio State’s actions looked “personal,” and he openly wondered whether Maryland had anything to do with the NCAA being informed of the allegations against Buckeyes defensive standout Chase Young.

“Remember, Chase Young is from that Washington D.C. area,” Johnson said, via Josh Stirn of 247 Sports. “Said he borrowed money from a family friend. Who would know about that?”

There is no evidence here, but it’s certainly a fun allegation. Young sat out the Maryland game as the NCAA investigates the loan he took to pay for his girlfriend to attend the Rose Bowl last year. That investigation came about abruptly this week, and could have major ramifications on Young’s availability for the Buckeyes’ huge games to come against Penn State and Michigan.


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