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Osceola Native Indicted in College Football Recruiting Scandal

October 30, 2003 - Posted at 4:11 p.m. CDT

MEMPHIS, TN - A federal grand jury in Memphis today indicted University of Alabama booster (and Osceola native) Logan Young.

The Memphis businessman is charged on three counts, charging him with bankrolling a scheme that steered a high school standout football player to sign with the Crimson Tide.

According to a federal court clerk's office in Memphis, the counts charge Young with conspiracy, interstate travel to aid racketeering and structuring a financial transaction to evade reporting requirements.

Today's indictments are the latest development in a recruiting scandal exposed by a former high school coach, who has since pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

Former Memphis Trezevant High School assistant Milton Kirk admitted taking part in a pay-off scheme to send Albert Means to Alabama two years ago.

Kirk's boss at Trezevant, former head coach Lynn Lang, also pleaded guilty to accepting $150,000 from Young to influence Means' choice of a college.

Authorities have said Means was a pawn in the scheme and apparently was unaware of it.

He transferred to the University of Memphis after one season at Alabama, but is now academically ineligible to play.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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