Standout Ohio State defensive end Chase Young already is out for Saturday's home game against Maryland, and the Buckeyes expect the Heisman hopeful to be handed a four-game suspension by the NCAA, according to ESPN.

Ohio State decided to hold Young out of this week's game as they investigate a potential NCAA violation from last season.

"Unfortunately, I won't be playing this week because of an NCAA eligibility issue," Young tweeted on Friday. "I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend I've known 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."

Young reportedly used the money to pay for his girlfriend to fly to the Rose Bowl.

The school is hoping that he can appeal and get the suspension reduced, according to the report.

The Buckeyes have four games left in the regular season, with games against Rutgers, Penn State and Michigan after this week.

Young, a junior, had a breakout performance with five tackles for loss and four sacks in the top-ranked Buckeyes' 38-7 win over No. 13 Wisconsin on Oct. 26.

Young leads the country in sacks with 13.5 -- Oregon State's Hamilcar Rashed Jr. is second with 12 -- and is tied for fourth with 15.5 tackles for loss. Rashed holds the lead with 17.

--Field Level Media

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