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It’s been almost nine months since Alabama assaulted the LSU Tigers, on and off the field. The cell phone video of an Alabama fan, revealed to be Brian H. Downing, teabagging the unconscious LSU fan, after his football team took it to the Tigers in the national championship game, went viral. Charges followed.
An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to two counts of obscenity for sexually taunting an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street restaurant after the BCS national title game in January.
Prosecutors said a deal reached Tuesday before the scheduled start of a trial for Brian H. Downing of Smith Station, Ala., calls for him to be sentenced to two years in jail.
Wow. Two years in the clink. That’s one hell of a drunken mistake.
Downing had pleaded not guilty in May to charges of sexual battery and obscenity. He refused to comment after the plea was entered by his attorney.
The LSU fan, whose name has not been released, has sued Downing, asking damages for “mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and depression … damage to reputation” and lost tuition payments “for having to withdraw from school.” Under state law, lawsuits cannot include a suggested dollar amount for damages for pain and suffering.
Now kids, what’s the take away from this story? Don’t put your testicles on someone without consent. Besides, it’s just a game, Focker. I’m curious to hear what you all think about the possible two year sentence. Do you believe it’s justified?
And if you want to watch it again: