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Mystery Over Young's Death Cleared With Report

By Alabama Public Radio

Memphis, TN – A final autopsy report finds that former University of Alabama booster Logan Young died accidentally when he struck his head on an iron railing after a fall down a staircase at his home.

Young was a multimillionaire and a long-time Crimson Tide booster. He was convicted last year of bribing a high school football coach to steer a top recruit to Alabama.

An appeal of his federal conviction on money laundering and conspiracy charges was pending when he died, but the charges have now been dismissed.

A recruiting scandal focused on Young also played a part in an NCAA investigation that led to sanctions against Alabama in 2002.

When Young was first found dead in April, police believed he was the victim of a brutal assault, because of the blood that was tracked through several rooms in the home. One day later investigators said they believed Young's death was an accident.

The autopsy released Wednesday found that he was killed by blunt force head injury. Pathologist Karen Chancellor says the injuries indicate a single point of impact and are consistent with a fall.

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