MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police backed off calling the death of an Alabama football booster a homicide yesterday, a day after investigators said he died in a fierce, bloody struggle.
A police statement referred to a continuing “death investigation” and said a ruling from the medical examiner into the cause and manner of death was pending.
The statement did not explain the change or whether investigators were considering possibilities other than murder. A police spokesman did not return a call last night.
Logan Young, who was convicted last year of bribing a high school football coach, was found dead at his Memphis home Tuesday. No arrests had been made and no suspects had been identified.
“We’re still waiting on the medical examiner’s report,” police Sgt. Vince Higgins said. “And quite frankly, right now, even if she ruled it a murder, we wouldn’t have probable cause enough to charge anyone.”