Tide booster found dead: Logan Young, the booster convicted of bribing a high school coach $150,000 to get top recruit Albert Means to choose Alabama, was found beaten to death this morning in his Memphis home.
posted by bamakve to football at 11:36 AM - 32 comments
um WOW. Not yet enough info to really comment on but Mr. Young was/is not the only former booster blamed for the Alabama football teams near "death penalty" call by the NCAA.
posted by Folkways at 12:07 PM on April 11
From the article: Logan Young, the booster convicted of bribing a high school coach to get a top recruit for Alabama, was found dead Tuesday in his Memphis home, and police said they are investigating it as a homicide. "We're treating it as a mystery homicide," Higgins said. Lessee ... he was beaten to death, and you're sure he didn't do it to himself? I mean, c'mon, lots of people inflict grievous injuries to themselves -- you know, suicide by tire iron? And you don't know who did it ... so that would be a mystery then, huh? I swear, I thought this said Chief Wiggum at first.
posted by wfrazerjr at 12:15 PM on April 11
Mystery homicide? Is it time to call in those meddling kids with their Mystery Machine?
posted by NoMich at 12:32 PM on April 11
Thus, one of the dirtier chapters in college football ends sadly.
posted by Bonkers at 12:33 PM on April 11
If the bribery scandal and the murder wind up being related, then this chapter is not over by a long shot.
posted by chicobangs at 12:46 PM on April 11
There are no endings in American life, only commercial breaks and TiVo pauses.
posted by billsaysthis at 03:02 PM on April 11
"Suffice it to say, there was quite a physical struggle in this and this individual was injured severely," he said. Injured severely? Yeah, he's dead. That's pretty severe. I'm going out on a limb here and predicting that this crack team of crime fighting professionals never solves this "mystery homicide". Inspector: Well, sergeant, that about wraps things up here. Sergeant: Tough case, eh, inspector? Inspector: Yeah, we've got two mysteries on our hands- who killed this poor guy, and why did he write "John Smith" on the floor in his own blood? Sergeant: We may never know....
posted by cybermac at 04:28 PM on April 11
Injured severely? Yeah, he's dead. He was beaten beyond recognition in his own home. His son Logan Jr. is suspected to be involved in drug circles in the area, and is whereabouts is unknown. The young family is of "old money" and very wealthy. Logan Sr. may have been involved in money laundering in the past. It will be at least 72hrs before the police and forensics teams clear the seen and make a "formal" statement. No real chance this murder has anything to do with his conections to the Universty of Alabama.
posted by Folkways at 04:49 PM on April 11
he probably deserved it
posted by airman at 05:44 PM on April 11
I'm with you, airman
posted by Goyoucolts at 05:49 PM on April 11
Yeah, because a bribe for a college program is grounds for a human being to be beaten to death. Jesus, you idiots. You may hate his school, but saying he deserved it over what college he supports is appallingly rude.
posted by chicobangs at 06:27 PM on April 11
Nobody deserves getting beaten to death. Certainly not a guy involved in a football recruiting scandal. He either put up one hell of a fight or someone went a very long way to making him suffer greatly.
posted by fenriq at 12:25 AM on April 12
Jebus, boosting tide, that shits only like $3.79 in your local grocery store. No wonder he beat himself to death, this fella was broke.
posted by HATER 187 at 09:52 AM on April 12
well *hit happens when you do bad things
posted by airman at 10:18 AM on April 12
* s [ed.]
posted by yerfatma at 10:52 AM on April 12
As a wise man once said: "There are no endings in American life, only commercial breaks and TiVo pauses." All, harken the wisdom of billysaysthis.
posted by rockamora at 11:28 AM on April 12
posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 12:43 PM on April 12
I'm with you chicobangs, its idiotic to say he deserved to die. I say the son is not telling all he knows. "His Lawyer" states he heard the news via the TV,but also has been living with his father periodically-HMMMM
posted by oh2rooper at 01:57 PM on April 12
And airman, based upon your insight, explain the philosophical question "Why bad things happen to good people"?
posted by oh2rooper at 02:33 PM on April 12
well *hit happens when you do bad things Indeed. And the karmic backlash you've just generated by inferring that a man involved with a college football recruiting scandal deserved to be brutally beaten to death should be fitting, indeed.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:14 PM on April 12
Because all good people are really bad. No matter who you are your bad at sometime in your life.
posted by airman at 05:27 PM on April 12
Dare I say, he was found lying in a pool of 'Crimson Tide'. Get it? Crimson Tide? Anyone? Hello! I'll be at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas starting on the 15th. Thank you and good night!
posted by Desert Dog at 06:32 PM on April 12
No matter who you are your bad at sometime in your life. airman, I'm not God or anything, but given the lack of sense you're making and your attitude toward this murder victim, I'd reckon today may be your day.
posted by chicobangs at 01:35 AM on April 13
Now you know why they sell the automatic stair climbers on old people TV.
posted by yerfatma at 12:48 PM on April 13
Wow, those must have been some wicked stairs. Maybe there was blood all over from him stumbling around because he had fallen and couldn't get up...
posted by wingnut4life at 02:40 PM on April 13
That is crazy. I hope they are just trying to deflect questions. When you say in the media that you think someone was beat to death, you should probably be sure.
posted by bperk at 02:41 PM on April 13
When you say in the media that you think someone was beat to death, you should probably be sure. That does seem like it should be early in the textbook, doesn't it?
posted by yerfatma at 02:57 PM on April 13
The media here is doing backflips trying to save face. Talk about jumping to conclusions.
posted by Folkways at 03:24 PM on April 13
It should be Sgt. Vince Higgins doing the explaining. Investigators found "a lot of blood," police Sgt. Vince Higgins said. "The nature of the attack was brutal. The entire house is a crime scene."
posted by bperk at 03:27 PM on April 13
I think the Sgt. meant to say, "the entire house is a suspect." I think he's now looking into whether or not the stairs were framed. He's also confused as to which stairs are the prime suspect, upstairs or down.
posted by tselson at 03:51 PM on April 13
All, harken the wisdom of billysaysthis. Thanks rockymora, I'll be available for sage consulations this Saturday at the Old Pro in Palo Alto.
posted by billsaysthis at 04:05 PM on April 13
I think he's now looking into whether or not the stairs were framed. Given how they build houses down South, I doubt it.
posted by yerfatma at 06:22 PM on April 13
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