Logan Young Found Dead

Photos Courtesy WMCTV
Photos Courtesy WMCTV

Former Alabama booster Logan Young was found dead in his Memphis home Tuesday morning.

Although sources close to the family told a Memphis TV station it was Young, police have not confirmed it was Young.

Memphis Police Sgt. Vince Higgins says, "The murdered individual does match the description of the owner of the home; however, positive identification has not yet been made." Higgins told reporters outside the home police are treating the death of the person found inside the home as a "mystery murder investigation."

According to police the murder victim was "attacked" and there was "evidence of some struggle on the scene." An exact cause of death is yet to be determined.

Jim Neal, a Nashville defense attorney, told AP he "heard that there was blood everywhere."

Young was caught up in a scandal involving the laundering of money, $150,000, to Trezevant High School coach Lynn Lang for the recruitment of football player Albert Means.

Young was convicted of bribery and racketeering.

Attorney Tommy Gallion in a statement says, "The news about Logan Young is very tragic. I have no idea who could be behind this. I was shocked when attorney Phillip Shanks was beaten. I am more shocked about Logan. My condolences go out to the Young family. I hope this matter will be fully investigated."

Gallion represented former Alabama assistants Ivy Williams and Ronnie Cottrell in a defamation suit against the NCAA and others.

Some friends have pointed fingers at Young's son as a possible suspect. One family friend, Frank Allen, says the younger Young "has had issues in his life" Police however have not named any suspects.

Logan Young's friend of 40 years, Ronnie Grisanti, asked whoever may have committed the murder to please turn themselves in. Grisanti says Young didn't deserve his fate and described him as man who had done many things to help many people.