Alabama fan Brian Downing was arrested by New Orleans police after the video of him tea-bagging a passed out LSU fan after the BCS Championship game in New Orleans went viral on the internet.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Bowman originally had said the video was sent to police for investigation but no investigation or arrest could be made until the victim came forward and filed a complaint. It appears that has happened and the 32-year-old Downing turned himself in for questioning late Thursday night.
Downing is charged with sexual battery and obscenity and if convicted on the sex charge could face 25-99 years in prison and have to register as a sex offender and wear an ankle monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life. Now that’s the maximum but obviously he won’t get that….unless the judge who presides the case is wearing purple and gold to his bench and is heard chanting something about a Honey Badger in the hallways.
Downing lives in Phenix City, Alabama and had to make the six-and-a-half hour drive back to New Orleans.
This man is 32 years old, people, not a teen who could use the “I was drinking for the first time and don’t remember a goddamn thing” excuse.
The video of the January 9TH incident went viral on You Tube and showed a group of Bama fans surrounding a sleeping LSU fan while he rested his head on a counter at a food establishment. After several people taunted the unconscious fan, placing garbage on his back and head, Downing took the stunt a lot further, whipping out his penis and simulated a few sex acts, including climbing on top of the victim and “tea-bagging” him.
Urban Dictionary’s definition of Tea-Bagging: “The act of lowering one’s balls into someone’s face.”
In public too folks….that’s Alabamy for ya’.
Prior LSU/Bama arrests: