There has to be more to this, right?

Apparently, Buckeye defensive end Chase Young accepted a loan to get his girlfriend to the Rose Bowl and then paid it back. For that, he got suspended four games.

Via ESPN:

“Young leads the FBS with 13.5 sacks and is tied for second with 15.5 tackles for loss.

He tied Ohio State’s single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes’ last game, a 38-7 win over Wisconsin on Oct. 26. He needs a half-sack to tie Vernon Gholston’s single-season team record set in 2007.”

I believe that it is un-American and similar to indentured servitude that these players are not allowed to make money off of their own names.

Yes, I understand the argument that they get scholarships, housing, dorms and meals. I don’t think that should mean they should be banned from making money.

After all, the school makes millions on these players through tickets, TV contracts, apparel and more.

I find it ridiculous that Young is sitting out four games let alone even just one. All he wanted was his girl to get to see him play in a bowl game.

Wouldn’t you?

My fear is that there is something more to this that hasn’t been reported publically yet. However, if it is simply money for a plane ticket that was already paid back; that is crazy.

No, players shouldn’t be paid to play in college with say a contract. However, if the player is able to make money because of his name or likeness, there is no reason for that to be an issue.

If I were Chase Young, I would not play again for the NCAA and just declare for the NFL Draft and make millions as a professional athlete. Give them a big middle finger and thrive in the big leagues!

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