Alabama fan pleads guilty to ‘obscenity’ on LSU fan

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An Alabama fan will be sentenced to jail time for simulating a sexual act on an unconscious LSU fan after January’s BCS championship game, the Associated Press reports.

Brian H. Downing of Smith Station, Ala., pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of obscenity for the act on the LSU fan in a Bourbon Street fast food restaurant. The incident was captured on a video that was widely viewed on the Internet.

Prosecutors said a deal reached Tuesday, before the start of a trial, requires Downing to be sentenced to two years in jail, the AP said.

The actual sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 29. Downing declined to comment after the plea was entered.

The video showed a man, later identified as Downing, wearing a University of Alabama jacket and performing a simulated sex act on an unconscious man at the restaurant after the Crimson Tide beat LSU for the BCS championship Jan. 9.

The LSU fan, whose name has not been released, has sued Downing for “mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and depression … damage to reputation” and lost tuition payments “for having to withdraw from school,” AP reported.

It was the second infamous incident involving an Alabama fan in the past two years.

Harvey Updyke is charged with applying herbicide on the oak trees in Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner after the Tigers defeated Alabama 28-27 during the 2010 football season.

Using the alias “Al from Dadeville,” Updyke allegedly called a Birmingham radio talk show after the incident to boast about it.

Updyke, 64, was arrested again last week in Hammond, La., for allegedly promising to “come back and take care of everyone” after he argued with a Lowe’s store employee over a refund for a returned lawnmower.

Updyke has been ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

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joe

October 2nd, 2012
2:02 pm

Bamaites must be so proud…flush the tide down the bowl…where they belong.

HoneyBooBooDawg

October 2nd, 2012
2:58 pm

Stop SEC on SEC crimes!!!

Ostrich Racer

October 2nd, 2012
2:59 pm

This may not be a popular opinion, but here goes:

If you pass out drunk on Bourbon Street, you have pretty much assumed the risks associated with any photograph somebody might take.

Jay

October 2nd, 2012
3:03 pm

Ostrich: Sexual assault is still sexual assault – even if you pass out on Bourbon Street. That is dangerously close to the ol’ “She was jest askin’ fer it,” defense. Congratultions, you’d make the perfect ‘Bama fan.

I’ll tell you what, you pass out, i’ll put my junk on your chin, post it on the ‘Nets and then see if your feelings change.

RUSH PROPSTS WET HANKY

October 2nd, 2012
3:06 pm

really? suing for lost tuition? “i had to quit school b/c someone picked on me while i was drunk?” if that is how it goes, a lot of people owe me a lot of money!

by the way, rush propst is a soggy face crybaby

DudeGotTeabagged

October 2nd, 2012
3:07 pm

Just watched the video…OMG! That drunk LSU idiot acutally REALLY GOT TEABAGGED!!!! hahahahhahahah!

jcatl

October 2nd, 2012
3:07 pm

I’d say passing out on Bourbon Street this guy should be thankful the sexual act was only simulated.

Milton

October 2nd, 2012
3:11 pm

This guy had it coming. Maybe next time you should put some points on the board. Roll Damn Tide!

nutter-butter

October 2nd, 2012
3:12 pm

This drunk, passed out, can’t-hold-his-liquor moron will forever be known as, “The LSU douche who got teabagged.”

You know what they say, “If the nut sac fits, WEAR IT!”

“you wear it well…” – Rod Steward

elroytheelder

October 2nd, 2012
3:14 pm

The problem is that most bammer fans are from rural and uneducated families. You get them in a situation where they can show their backsides and they’ll do it everytime.

Nuts

October 2nd, 2012
3:22 pm

He will get to do all the sex acts he wants in prison, and they wont be simulated

ROLLing

October 2nd, 2012
3:22 pm

Definitely the new LSU QB….he would rather take the sack than turn the ball over!

TIDE!

October 2nd, 2012
3:24 pm

In soccer, that LSUseless maneuver is called “heading the ball.”

Scam Newton

October 2nd, 2012
3:24 pm

War damn eagle, mahn!

bamaguy

October 2nd, 2012
3:25 pm

What’s worse? Simulating a sexual act on a drunk LSU fan or assaulting a mentally limited Publix employee for commenting on your Georgia t-shirt? We all have fans who do stupid stuff. Too much alcohol, too many phones with cameras.

Bamaowns

October 2nd, 2012
3:27 pm

What’s the big deal? Just another Crimson Tide SACK of Lsu!

Roll Tide, Roll!

BAMA Hater

October 2nd, 2012
3:28 pm

Brian H. Downing I hope I get to see the video of you getting teabagged in
Jail… Good Luck Pervert

Say What???

October 2nd, 2012
3:29 pm

Wow… Posts like these make me think that Updyke is the rule, not the exception, when it comes to Bama’s fan base.

Way to keep it classy, boys…

Nina Simone

October 2nd, 2012
3:32 pm

“…strange fruit…”

bamaguy

October 2nd, 2012
3:35 pm

I think Downing got what he deserved. That said, it has always puzzled me as to why the police did not inquire as to how the under-age fan got access to enough alcohol to pass out drunk on a stool. It seems that two crimes were committed but only one was investigated. It’s Louisiana justice.

Nuts

October 2nd, 2012
3:35 pm

@BAMA Hater___ Why would you want to see that? gross

Bammer

October 2nd, 2012
3:36 pm

Still doesn’t change the fact that UGA fans are douchebags. Just sayin’.

Legalitarian

October 2nd, 2012
3:37 pm

Why is he suing the guy for the prank? He should be suing the fast food restaurant who just stood there and watched and laughed while their patron was assaulted. They are required to provide some degree of security for their patrons, which they clearly neglected and, it’s all right there on video.

Bar Owner

October 2nd, 2012
3:39 pm

That’s why when someone passes out in my bar we immediately throw them out on the street. It it happens to them on the street it’s not my business.

TEBAGGED!

October 2nd, 2012
3:40 pm

DUDE…..YOU GOT TEABAGGED!!!!!!

Curious George

October 2nd, 2012
3:49 pm

Would THE BEAR have dropped his “man junk” on the face of a passed-out LSU fan and put video of it on YouTube?

bamaguy

October 2nd, 2012
3:50 pm

The restaurant employees who watched and the individual who provided the alcohol were all Louisiana citizens. They were only interested in punishing one individual. It doesn’t excuse what Downing did, but it explains why no one else has been sued/prosecuted.

Curious George

October 2nd, 2012
3:52 pm

Contrary to this Alabama degenerate, would a Georgia fan, when presented with the same unconscious LSU fan minding his/her own business, have urinated off the top of Sanford Stadium onto this person in addition to exposing reproductive organs and placing them on the LSU backer?

Pr

October 2nd, 2012
3:56 pm

Don’t have to have any brains or common sense to be a Tide fan.

Heady

October 2nd, 2012
3:58 pm

Stay classy Bama.

Curious George

October 2nd, 2012
4:00 pm

Is it true that, upon seeing the video, Penn State University immediately called and offered this Brian H. Downing a job as their varsity football team’s Defensive Coordinator?

Robert

October 2nd, 2012
4:17 pm

Curious George, no, it is not true. The LSU victim was CLEARLY above the age of consent.

Curious George

October 2nd, 2012
4:21 pm

Reported to be a ‘broadcast journalism’ major at the University of Alabama, was the video of this alleged incident actually the audition tape Brian H. Downing submitted to CNN in an attempt to get a position on Anderson Cooper’s show on that news network?

N. Saban

October 2nd, 2012
4:21 pm

“Pr”- and what, you need master’s degree to be dawg fan?

Chi Town

October 2nd, 2012
4:21 pm

Jawja fan are still the worst of any SEC school fanbase. Even LSWHO.

RTR!!

October 2nd, 2012
4:24 pm

redneck alabama fans, in action!! roll tide roll! Redneckville, USA!!! rtr!!!

Robert

October 2nd, 2012
4:24 pm

Now, with that said, can someone explain to me why it is socially acceptable for a bunch of drunk boys start pulling their zippers down around a passed out drunk in public but should 2 adults of the same gender decide to have carnal relations in the privacy of their home that is an abomination?
Perhaps we should all run around drunk and just feel the love. :)

Losers

October 2nd, 2012
4:30 pm

drunk redneck Bama a$$hole. got what he deserved IMO

KJ

October 2nd, 2012
4:30 pm

LOL @ the losers making this about UGA. Obsess more, no, really.

2 years seems kind of excessive though, for a “simulated sex act”. He would have gotten way less for beating him senseless.

Bear's Legacy

October 2nd, 2012
4:34 pm

It is a shame a coach the caliber of Bear Bryant has today’s Bama fan base as his legacy. He is spinning so fast in his grave that you could hook a turbine up to him and power a small city. And yes, every team has idiot fringe “fans” that are capable of actions such as this. The difference is only Bama fans would brag about it.

Woodstock Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
4:36 pm

If they didn’t play football, there wouldn’t be a reason to have that school in Tuscaloosa.

Roll Tide Roll around the bowl and down the hole.

GumpsrSecRunnerups

October 2nd, 2012
4:43 pm

Whats really sad is this moron was not just too full of Alcohol, ultimately this Bama Grad was too “Full of Bama” just like his friend Harvey Updyke. Glad to see a sexual deviant and molester like this off the street. 32 year Old College Graduate of Alabama , and committing felonies in front of Alumni who are also Cheering him on to Roll Tide Roll. Brian is about to get rolled alright.

The Old Coot

October 2nd, 2012
4:45 pm

Even the farm animals in Alabama arn’t safe when the Bama fans watch the Tide and get drunk.

I hear the barn gets awful quiet on a Saturday night when the Crimson Turd is playing on the TV. Those trailers arn’t soundproof.

Damage Inc.

October 2nd, 2012
4:49 pm

suprised the smell of onions didn’t wake him up!

GumpsrSecRunnerups

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

This pervert is no different than a Dog who tries to hump another dog just to assert dominance. Just another Bammer in the Slammer.

No

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

1 down, plenty more Bammers to fill the void though. Deepest bench of scumbags in the league.

Prison Guard

October 2nd, 2012
4:57 pm

I just check the cell block, and there are hundreds of LSU cons in my ward who are sharpening their shivs, er, ah I mean steeping their teabags waiting for Brian Downing.

GumpsrSecRunnerups

October 2nd, 2012
5:01 pm

At Updyke University- part of their Creed is being able to commit a Sabanomy-
Websters Defines a “Sabanomy” – As a felonious act against an innocent individual, property, or animal to exert dominance in the name of their Lord and Father Nick Saban.

Bobo

October 2nd, 2012
5:03 pm

No one is right in this situation. I’m inclined to agree that anyone stupid enough to pass out drunk in the middle of Bourbon Street should probably not be surprised to learn some difficult lessons. Whatever happened to drawing on people with permanent markers? That would be expected…..

HOWEVER, putting your junk on another man’s face is probably about the last thing that should come to mind for a normal human being, and this guy will probably get to experience being on the wrong end of that after his sentencing.

In short, the guy who is suing shouldn’t win that much, the guy getting locked up deserves it, and both fan bases are full of idiot rednecks who couldn’t get into the school (and some who did too).

Bobo

October 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

By the way, the SEC schools are interchangeable. This could just as easily have been between a Florida and UGA fan, etc.

falcons4-0

October 2nd, 2012
5:05 pm

?? What’s a simulated sex act?? If it was an actual sex act (rape) then OK throw the book at the guy but simulated?? No big deal..

Lesson: Don’t pass out drunk on Bourban Street without your buddies close by to back you up..

GumpsrSecRunnerups

October 2nd, 2012
5:06 pm

The kid didnt pass out in the middle of Boubon Street.. He passed out on the Counter of a Krystals Restaurant. He also had a whole cheering section of Alabama ALumni and Students egging him on with Roll Tides. Molesting someone in a public restaurant is a very depraved act. Whether someone is drunk or not does not give this pervert a legal right to molest him.

OLD DOG

October 2nd, 2012
5:10 pm

Well everyone who makes a comment about is no better or worse than Downing for keeping a sick issue open. A Louisiana judge must have thought it pretty bad to give Downing 2 years. If the situation were reversed an Alabama judge would have given an LSU fan a pat on the back for a natural act in AL.

Kevin

October 2nd, 2012
5:14 pm

2 years? seems a bit much- like someone else mentioned, he probably would have gotten less if he beat the snot out of him

Updyke, Downing…. what the next classy act a bama fan will pull for us?

Odell Thurman

October 2nd, 2012
5:14 pm

When I played for Coach Mark Richt, he authorized me to give Code Reds to the weaker freshmen.. this is exactly how we did it up.

OLD DOG

October 2nd, 2012
5:16 pm

Have any of you ever been to Smith Station AL. I have. Go and you will understand the rest of the story. I think Downing lived in the third trailer on the left

LaBubba and Bubbica

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

white trash im-bred moron.Yep must be Alabama

LaBubba and Bubbica

October 2nd, 2012
5:33 pm

thank god there wasnt any sheep or chickens nearby

DebDoes

October 2nd, 2012
5:35 pm

‘Most Bama fans are from rural, uneducated, blah blah blah. On the contrary…..only rural, uneducated people would make such comments. Visit Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile and cities in between to get an education on life in Alabama before you make idiotic comments like that…..bless your hearts!

follow the money

October 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

Auburn and cheesestick cheaters and Trupa, Loopah, Lowder and Dye

Funny?

October 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

I wonder how all the people justifying this act by Mr. Downing would feel if it was their brother, sister, father, mother, etc.?
I wonder what Mr. Downing’s parents think about this? If we could get answers to those questions we would know a great deal about Alabama fans.

Funny?

October 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

And possibly society in general, Lord help us!

OrlandoDawg

October 2nd, 2012
5:40 pm

@Bammer…typical no-class ua fan…go kill an oak tree

Walmarts

October 2nd, 2012
5:55 pm

Once a Trailor Park resident and a Walmat shopper who has never seen or been on the Tuscaloosa site, it was a very exciting time.
Also Paul “acid” Bunyon killing 125 year old innocent trees and bragging about it on a radio Talk Show, life could not be greater, Bama fans are the WORST in all collgeg football

TIM BUCK

October 2nd, 2012
6:12 pm

SABAN OWNS GA.

TIM BUCK

October 2nd, 2012
6:16 pm

THE JUDGE IS A MORON.

TIM BUCK

October 2nd, 2012
6:17 pm

1980 WAS A LONG TIME AGO

jimmy

October 2nd, 2012
6:26 pm

hey TIM BUCK.. go pass out in an LSU bar would you????

Ricky Grooms

October 2nd, 2012
6:52 pm

To all of the ignorant alabama fans taking up for their fan. You are as ignorant as he is.

Terry

October 2nd, 2012
6:55 pm

Why does a name like “Harvey Updyke” always make me think of Hillary Clinton and Moochelle 0bama?

Terry

October 2nd, 2012
6:58 pm

Like most typical University of Alabama graduates, this video merely shows Mr. Downing inside a fast-food restaurant, angling for an “entry-level” position.

BILLY JACK

October 2nd, 2012
6:59 pm

EVERY SCHOOL HAS JACKASSES LIKE THIS GUY -ITS JUST BAMA HAS DOUBLE THE NUMBER.MAYBE THIS YEAR AT THE DOME A GEORGIA GUY WILL URINATE ON SOME ALABAMA HILLBILLY PASSED OUT IN THE GUTTER-WHAT GOES AROUND……..WELL YOU KNOW.

dagnabit

October 2nd, 2012
7:05 pm

There sure is a lot of name-calling going on at this blog.

doggit

October 2nd, 2012
7:14 pm

Stay classy Alabama. Great at football, sleazy otherwise.

John from Cobb

October 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

2 years, you have got to be kidding me. The guy was passed out from drinking, does he not have some culpability?

Funny?

October 2nd, 2012
7:32 pm

John from Cobb,

Does your daughter or wife? How about dear old Dad? No one here sees the true problem! That speaks volumes!

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE: simulated homosexual act in public, should that be tolerated? HELL, simulated sex act in public…does that make it easier to understand?

I can make it easier for this audience if need be. It’s way beyond football. Yes, we are headed to hell in a hand basket! These post prove it.

He should get a letter of recommendation? A hero’s welcome and cheer? Sad to think we have young people dying in other countries while imbeciles defend the actions of a degenerate.

Kris Jones

October 2nd, 2012
7:38 pm

Bama fans are Homos!
Deliverance Music should be their new fight song!!!

Rick James

October 2nd, 2012
7:42 pm

@Ostrich Racer

If you pass out drunk on Bourbon Street, you have pretty much assumed the risks associated with any photograph somebody might take.
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The Bama guy just pleaded guilty to sexual assualt for having that same attitude..Here’s hoping that none of your family members never pass out in public or around you..Drinking or not.

AUtom

October 2nd, 2012
7:46 pm

u know it is funny how this guy performs some juvenile act in a city and environ full of drunken idiots and people actually care. i would be equally embarrassed about being so drunk i passed out in the middle of bourbon street. this is such a waste of louisiana taxpayer money to jail this kid for two years or whatever the sentence ultimately ends up being when that whole state is as corrupt and crime ridden as any in the nation and they need all the jail space they can get for those cretans. have u been to new orleans?this is a joke. like the charge on his record won’t haunt him long enough or be punishment enough. just created another lifelong criminal..

pb

October 2nd, 2012
7:47 pm

2 years does seem like a long time, even for a dumbass Roll Tide fan. But these colllege kids, and their stupid drunken ways ?!

Rick James

October 2nd, 2012
7:52 pm

I wish Mr Downing should be placed in a cell with rapists and a camera streaming live to the internet.I think some of the people commenting here who think the attack was funny would enjoy watching..Maybe it could be shown at halftime of Alabama/LSU next year..

Special K

October 2nd, 2012
7:53 pm

You get drunk and you pay the bill. Feel for the guy but you play and you pay. Be glad it was only simulated. At UGA, it would not have been. lol . Just kidding folks, don’t get your panties in a wad.

Brainiac (CMR/UGA Fan For Life)

October 2nd, 2012
8:13 pm

I will just reserve anycomments on this situation because sometime in the future a similar incident will occur and it might be ANY school!!!!!

I did notice that a few managed to work UGA into their defense of these two perverts but no big deal. Bammy should have lost the game. That way everything in NO would be just fine and acts like this would have been ignored because in lots of places nothing matters more than winning a NC and that is the opinion of too many IDIOT Dawg Fans also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would give Downing a 6 on his simulation though!!!!!

Updike gets a 10 because he accomplished what he set out to do 100%(seriously this guy needs help)

One more win and UGA becomes BOWL ELIGIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attack - U- Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:15 pm

Typical Bammer hillbillie scum.

wayxbulldawg

October 2nd, 2012
9:38 pm

Bama fans must be proud.

BAMA BITES

October 2nd, 2012
9:40 pm

Roll over and die, you inbred Tide “fans.”

Supersize that order, mutt

October 2nd, 2012
9:41 pm

You rednecks never cease to amaze.

Clem12

October 2nd, 2012
10:17 pm

Next to South Carolina fans, Bama fans are the most embarrassing fans in the SEC. You must be proud Bama.

Moe

October 2nd, 2012
10:21 pm

How utterly senseless – maybe stupid is a better word – for so many people to pretend that this bozo is a typical Bama fan, or that this behavior is routine. Any rational person knows that ALL schools have their share of this type. Far too many people are eaten up with jealousy because of Alabama’s success, and denigrate the entire state with childish, catty remarks. Get a life folks – people are pretty much the same everywhere – about the same ratio of good to bad.

Contractor

October 2nd, 2012
10:33 pm

I love all of these “Alabama fans are nothing but uneducated rednecks” comments, when 90% of Georgia fans didn’t even go to Georgia or college theirselves. Being state schools we both have those unfortunate fans that shame a school they never attended. So save the bullcrap comments, because Alabama offers the same, if not better, programs as Georgia. If you don’t believe me, check national rankings between the two.

MT

October 2nd, 2012
10:55 pm

What do you expect from the Gumps?

Cobb Dawg

October 2nd, 2012
11:00 pm

The “University” of Alabama is a football team with a second-rate trade school attached. Some kids from GA go there, but only as their third option if they can’t get into UGA or another real institution of higher learning. Face it, Bama is in the state of Alabama and what else to you expect!

The rest of the SEC

October 2nd, 2012
11:02 pm

This dude and Harvey Updyke tops anything any Georgia fan has ever done.

mt

October 2nd, 2012
11:06 pm

How about when the Gumps threw the whiskey bottles at the Georgia players when Stafford scorched them in OT back in 2007.

Rville

October 2nd, 2012
11:17 pm

is there more redneck trailer park trash per capita in Alabama, Tennessee or Arkansas??

fan

October 3rd, 2012
12:13 am

It’s pretty obvious there’s a lot of scumbags in Alabama.