LeBron James defends Ohio State football player amid suspension

LeBron James blasts NCAA over Chase Young situation	
				Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James blasts NCAA over Chase Young situation Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

There are several issues to parse through to determine whether the NCAA will say whether Young violated its rules.

Young's suspension is tied to the monetary value of the loan, which he said he has since repaid.

One of the biggest storylines heading into the final stretch of the season could affect the Big Ten Conference, the Heisman Trophy race and the College Football Playoff.

Overnight, yet another development surfaced as The Athletic's Bruce Feldman reported that it was Young's girlfriend, not family, for whom money was borrowed to fly out to the Rose Bowl. "And since y'all always wanna know more he paid it back to his family member". They don't care about them kids at all. "Only about how they can make them [money]", referring to the NCAA.

James' stance against the NCAA is nothing new.

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

Ohio State fan LeBron James spoke out about Young's situation on Twitter and blasted the NCAA.

In particular, it seems like Ohio State must prove Young did not violate rule 16.11.1.3c: "The relationship between the individual providing the loan and the student-athlete existed prior to the initiation of the student-athlete's recruitment by the member institution". The top-ranked Buckeyes' final three regular season games are against Rutgers, Penn State and MI.

Accoridng to the Toledo Blade's Kyle Rowland, however, Young is likely to only have to sit one more game, which means he would be available against both Penn State and MI.

The suspension comes a little more than a week after the NCAA made a decision to break its long-held rule of forbidding student-athletes from earning income by voting unanimously to allow them to profit from their names, images and likenesses.

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