FEDS INDICT LANG, KIRK 

FEDS INDICT LANG, KIRK

A federal grand jury has indicted former Trezevant. High school football coaches Lynn Lang and Milton Kirk on charges of conspiracy, use of an interstate facility to commit bribery, and extortion.

The indictment says the conspiracy was designed to obtain money, cars, and houses from universities and football boosters seeking to recruit star player Albert Means. The indictment does not name Means but refers to a certain student athlete at Trezevant.).

The charges stem from a joint investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the District Attorney General’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation,and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

”By our joint efforts I believe we are sending a clear message that the sale of high school athletes for personal gain will not be tolerated in our community,” said District Attorney General Bill Gibbons.

The nine-count indictment lays out details of Lang’s dealings with Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan State, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, and Florida State University.

According to the indictment Lang told coaches that the price for Means would be anything from $50,000 to $200,000, plus cars and a house. (Reported by John Branston)

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