“Family friend” who loaned money to Chase Young is an agent

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College football exploits its players, giving them far less than fair value for their skills, abilities, time, and sacrifices. For that reason, college football players should take whatever they can get, whenever they can get it.

The problem, of course, is that the NCAA still maintains a set of rules that prohibits players from getting paid directly or indirectly. For the people who pay players, directly or indirectly, there are also potential problems.

The problems become potentially more significant when the person making the payment is an NFLPA-certified agent. Per a league source, the “family friend” who loaned money to Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is an NFLPA-certified agent.

Even though the money, according to Young, has been repaid, the mere act of extending the loan constitutes an apparent violation of applicable NFLPA regulations and Ohio law.

The NFLPA prohibits agents from “[p]roviding or offering money or any other thing of value to any player or prospective player to induce or encourage that player to utilize his/her services.” Ohio law provides that agents may not “[l]oan or advance money to an athlete or the family or friends of an athlete in connection with the recruitment or solicitation of the athlete.”

Thus, while this story will take certain potential twists and turns as it relates to Young, it also will take certain potential twists and turns as it relates to the agent. And it could end up being a bigger problem for the agent than for Young.

45 responses to ““Family friend” who loaned money to Chase Young is an agent

  1. And so begins The Rest of The Story! There’s always a backstory to these things. The NCAA agreed to let players profit from their liknesses but an agent loaning a player money is straight out of the HBO show Ballers.

  2. And this is why those rules exist. You can’t have a level playing field if one team gets to pay their players and the other 129 D1 teams can’t. That doesn’t stop agents from trying. Didn’t agents buy Reggie Bush’s mom a house? How many “top” guys are rolling around campus in a brand new Lexus that is in their grandmothers name but it was really purchased by an agent?

  3. Of course he’s an agent. Chase Young doesn’t care about OSU! He’s going to be a top 5 pick regardless of what happens. OSU cheating again….like always so this isn’t a surprise. What would be a surprise is if the NCAA did anything about it.

  4. Considering the cost of college and room and board these days, there are a lot of players receiving a lot MORE than fair market value. Those are the many players that either don’t play much or are at schools that don’t generate much profit from football.

  5. Oh imagine that an Ohio State player violating NCAA rules. The NCAA is predatory in nature on these kids, but Ohio State and it’s players continually find themselves in these problems when other programs do not.

  6. College football exploits its players, giving them far less than fair value for their skills, abilities, time, and sacrifices
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    So giving full ride scholarships is exploitation?

    The athlete gets $200,000 in free college while a non athlete pays the full $200,000.

    And this is defined as exploitation of athletes?

  7. Always wondered when agents give kids money do they use that as a business expense on taxes? Do the athletes report it as income and pay taxes? Seems only fair that they would have to…

  8. Hmmm…seems convenient. Now that he’s cemented his status as a top 3 pick, seems like a great way to get out now while your healthy without coming off like a selfish punk or bailing on your teammates.

  9. It’s ok…probably his 7th cousin from his 4th cousin’s from his mom’s 3rd cousin’s husband’s sister in law’s side of the family. Still counts as family, right?

  10. Hmmm…seems convenient. Now that he’s cemented his status as a top 3 pick, seems like a great way to get out now while your healthy without coming off like a selfish punk or bailing on your teammates.

    i’ll bet he doesn’t play another college snap

  11. Ok, so he wasn’t a friend?
    I mean, just cuz he an agent don’t mean he ain’t a friend, right?

  12. It was my cousin’s, friends, mothers, daughters, boyfriend.. who just happens to be an agent coincidentally!

  13. If these kids should be able to profit from the likeness made marketable by their presence at a public funded university, then, they should be required to pay back the value of the “scholarship” – although scholastics is seemingly an afterthought – when they get their likeness checks, right?.

  14. Sucks for OSU, but Chase Young now has a built in excuse to not risk further injury. It obviously worked out for Bosa’s draft status, might as well be done now and get to work on the combine prep.

  15. The bottomfeeding trial lawyers are licking their chops hoping the ncaa fashions new rules over “pay for play.” One doesn’t have to have much of an imagination to conjure up a number of scenarios that would lead to litigation.

  16. Reggie Bush 2.0

    Hope the NCAA smashes OSU just like they tried to destroy USC, and did for a decade.

  17. I’m not just gurgling about pay-for-play athletes. You folks have any idea of the amount of money publicly funded universities pay in “buy out” clauses to fired Division 1 coaches?

    It’s enough to make the cast of Up With People hit their knees sobbing. Ultimately, a lot of deserving kids end with big student loan debt because they can’t run fast or jump high.

  18. Hmmm…seems convenient. Now that he’s cemented his status as a top 3 pick, seems like a great way to get out now while your healthy without coming off like a selfish punk or bailing on your teammates.
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    I have to strongly disagree. His selfish act could cost them being in the final 4. Plus OSU might have to forfeit the games he played in. This was exactly a selfish punk act. And he hung his teammates out to dry. USC had to forfeit a bunch of games because of Reggie Bush. Notre Dame had to forfeit a season when they got caught cheating on tests.

  19. In a similar vein to the “sweater vest” fiasco, an tOSU player seems to forget what the rules mean. In the previous issue, the NCAA slammed tOSU for lying ( not for tattoos, as was widely reported ). Ye Ole Sweater Vest lied to the NCAA about players receiving illegal benefits ( on at least two occasions, under oath ), and they were taken to task by the NCAA ( but only after Tressel used all the players involved in the NC game against LSU, which they lost ). Now Chase Young is caught getting outside benefits from a registered agent…and somehow he just “didn’t know” this was illegal? It appears that the NCAA rules may change in a year or two…but for now, this is still considered breaking the rules.

  20. TrubiskyIsGarbageAndTheBearsShouldHaveDraftedMahommes says:
    November 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Of course he’s an agent. Chase Young doesn’t care about OSU! He’s going to be a top 5 pick regardless of what happens. OSU cheating again….like always so this isn’t a surprise. What would be a surprise is if the NCAA did anything about it.
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    Read the article…

    This is a bigger problem for the agent than Young faces with the NCAA. It gets into state laws and real consequences.

    Legality and NCAA rule breaking are very different, even if the NCAA would love for you to believe they are one in the same..

  21. My niece plays basketball at maryland. She was “exploited” to the tune of investing $12.5k she had left over after all of her expenses were covered her freshman year.

    She’s going to be exploited into getting her undergrad in 3 years and using her 4th scholarship year to pay for the first year of her masters.

    Stop making scholarship athletes out to be victims. Now if you want to pay them, they then become employees and their scholarships become taxable income.

  22. Athletic scholarships should be in force or valid or usable — choose your word — for up to, say, 15 years after the student/athlete has finished playing. So Quincy Quarterback can play for Ol’ State for four years, accumulating a modest number of credits while he plays, then complete his degree later. That would make the scholarship truly valuable and commensurate with what Ol’ State is reaping from Quincy’s abilities. As it is now, few athletes at the 5-star programs complete their degree during their playing years and the scholarship expires. We can discuss how long the scholarship remains in force, but I don’t see the flaw in this plan.

  23. It’s like the NFL marijuana policy, you do not have to agree with it, like it or even follow it but you gambled and lost and got caught .
    Hundreds of other College Football players followed the rules as well as the schools. He made a choice ,the wrong one and should face the penalty that comes with it . Now we are supposed to feel for the kid? Nope . Have some accountability , own it & take the medicine you deserve for not following the rules . It’s that simple .

  24. Usually these things go sour when the player switches agents and the old agent (“advisor”) has an ax to grind. In this case, the agent really is looking at losing his license to be an NFL agent, along with other actual legal issues so I kinda doubt he leaked it. The cynic in me says Chase Young leaked it for a built in excuse to not get hurt in the next few months. Either way, to say “family friend” or that he didn’t know it was against the rules is disingenuous.

  25. The player broke the rules; not the college or the coaches. Don’t blame the program for a player who cannot follow the NCAA rules. He should be kicked off the team. Being a Buckeye Fan for over 50 years it hurts, but rules are rules and meant for all.

  26. You are missing the bigger point here!
    Chase Young willingly chose to do a very selfish foolish thing which jeprodizes his whole team, university, untold numbers of people, not to mention the 100 football players, and thier coaches whom have worked so hard all year for this, the whole year of play for them, because he was self serving, and broke known rules.
    You can rail all you want about rhe bad NCAA, but Mr. You g broke the rules.
    They were in place, he knew it. All the other players know it, and sis not do such a thing.
    And all you are concerned about is who is in hot water?
    The agent or him ?
    How about the people who will end up paying the biggest price , the ones that DID MOT BREAK the RULES ??
    Try looking at that.
    All you people.
    He did wrong. Not right.
    What destruction can and will come from that?
    Try losing a chance at a national championship for 100 players and the coaches who put thier whole lifes work into this, and this dink bails on them all, by taking a stinking ” loan” out from an agent, because he wants some money?
    That my friends is called greed and its stinking evil, nothing else.
    You g is not the good guy here.
    The NCAA is not the bad guy also.
    Chase You g is, li,e it or not.
    Dont call evil good, or blame others. This si stinking greed and selfish just to say the least.
    He cared only for himself when he did that, and did not care about the consequences for all his teammate and coaches, and fans or university.
    He needs his ass kicked if anything.
    If people dont see that, theyare just as bad. Or just dont u derstand right from wrong.

  27. If Chase Young took the loan from an agent, then he LIED also.
    He said it was a family friend.
    He did not say the friend was a sports agent did he ?
    That my friends is deception, its called lying.
    If in fact this person is really an agent.
    So now you see a whole lot about Mr. Chase Young.
    Put the blame where it belongs.
    Rule breaker.
    Self serving. Greedy? Not caring about others.
    That os truth.
    I hope he changes. But lets get off the NCAA and speak truth. Ok ?

  28. Florio!! Wake up!!! They do get direct payments…it is called a scholarship…make them pay for their schooling like the rest of us and then you can pay them…how about that?

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