The exact nature of the potential NCAA violation is unknown, but sources told Ward that Ohio State officials are optimistic it will be cleared up in time for Young to return this season.
Ohio State (8-0) is No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Ohio State released a statement to Austin Ward of Lettermen Row, confirming the news.
Young, who is considered by many to be the best prospect at any position in the 2020 National Football League draft, will be sidelined for Saturday's game against Maryland amid an investigation of a potential NCAA rules violation.
"Ohio State's Chase Young will not play in this Saturday's game between the Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins due to a possible NCAA issue from 2018 that the Department of Athletics is looking into".
"I want to thank my family, teammates, coaches and the whole Ohio State community for all the love and support".
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He has tied Ohio State's single-game records for sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in the Buckeyes 38-7 win over Wisconsin. He is projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on ESPN's Mel Kiper's latest Big Board.
Young has been the most dominant defensive player in the country this season.
However, it looks like he'll have at least one fewer game to do so.
Young leads FBS with 13.5 sacks, has put himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation and certainly is on the short list of contenders to be the No. 1 overall pick in April should he forego his senior season.
Not only is Young one of the best players in college football, but he is one of the best NFL defensive prospects we have seen in years.