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The Alabama Fan Who “Sexually Taunted” An Unconscious LSU Fan Is Going To Jail

On January 9th, 2012, the night Alabama beat LSU in the national championship game, a man named Brian H. Downing went up to a passed out LSU fan in New Orleans’ French Quarter, unzipped his pants, and placed his genitals on his face. Video of the incident — yes someone was taking video — soon went viral, and the “Alabama Tea Bagger” became a thing.

Welp, Downing’s decision to teabag a helpless stranger is probably going to cost him two years of his freedom. According to WWL-TV, Downing has pled guilty to two counts of obscenity for sexually taunting the Tigers fan, and prosecutors are asking for a two-year prison sentence. That sentence could be reduced if Downing completes a prison boot camp, and sentencing is set for November 29th.

An edited version of the infamous video can be seen below. Needless to say, this is every drunk fan’s nightmare: losing a championship game, then getting preyed upon by a group of the winning team’s fans. But usually, that nightmare centers around getting pointed at and laughed at… not having someone put their balls on your face.

In any event: two years in jail? Would that sentence be too harsh? Too light? Sound off in the comments.

  • Ram-Dre

    Thats what his dumbass gets the studipest fans are always some goofy geeks who never played sports themselves go get life. I hope he gets the whole two years and gets teabagged every night.

  • ITSa341

    2 yrs where we pay the full cost of supporting this moron and all his needs.
    We will have to buy him cable tv even though many of us ( me included ) cannot afford it. I will forego the dentist while paying for him to get good dental care. We will be forced to help him when he is released also since reporting his felony on applications usually doesn’t lead to good paying employment.
    Why not put him in a program where he is monitored at his own expense but able to work his job, pay his own bills, support his own family, repay the costs of his investigation, prosecution and continued costs, and not cost society 10′s of thousands of dollars each year for decades.
    All over a childish insult.

  • Katherine McChesney

    That wasn’t childish. That was a sexual attack on a helpless individual. I agree with you about a program. But, I believe he should pay restitution to his victim and be made a public example.

  • http://twitter.com/Kurt_Steinberg Kurt Steinberg

    Two years in prison seems very excessive to me. A three month sentence would have made far more sense. It isn’t as though Downing raped/penetrated the passed-out victim.

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