Logan Young Headed to Trial 

Alabama booster is charged with bribery of a public servant.

Businessman and University of Alabama football booster Logan Young is set to go to trial in federal court in Memphis on January 10th in the nearly four-year-old Albert Means case.

Young is charged in a three-count indictment with bribery of a public servant. The government alleges that he paid $150,000 to former high school football coach Lynn Lang to steer Means, a star defensive lineman, to Alabama. Means transferred to the University of Memphis after one year.

One of Young's attorneys, John Pierotti, said that, contrary to implications that might be drawn from a story in The Commercial Appeal this week, Young is not thinking of changing his plea to guilty or seeking a deal from prosecutors.

"Yeah, we're going to trial," said Pierotti, former Shelby County district attorney general. "I don't want to convey the idea that we're looking for an offer."

Pierotti said some confusion may have arisen due to a remark made by co-counsel Jim Neal during a hearing.

"Jokingly, Jim said to the prosecutors, 'Why don't you put our guy on pretrial diversion?'" Pierotti said.

He said the trial date, which follows more than a year of motions and counter-motions, is firm.

"We'll just go at it," he said.

Pierotti said Young is "doing all right," but the case has been hard on him.

He said the defense team is not sure whether it will call University of Tennessee head football coach Phil Fulmer to testify. Fulmer helped build the government's case against Young and Alabama.

"We have not firmed everything up," Pierotti said. "The government might call him." •

By

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • New News?

    • Zoo Suit

      Memphis Zoo officials admit some things, deny a bunch of things, and are ready for court.

Blogs

Politics Beat Blog

Bredesen's Modest Bio, Common Touch Score with Local Democrats

News Blog

VIDEO: Ride Along With the Big Roll Out

Beyond the Arc

Ed Stefanski Leaving Grizzlies to Join Detroit Pistons

News Blog

Explore Bike Share Officially Launches

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (May 24-30)

News Blog

Ford Canale Appointed as Interim Council Member

Hungry Memphis

Margarita Fest

News Blog

Changes Urged Against 'Free' Water

News Blog

Barbecue Fest 2018

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation