(Image Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

One Alabama fan’s viral national title celebration that was caught on camera has earned him some jail time.

33-year-old Brian Downing, an Alabama football fan, was sentenced to two years in jail for, get this, teabagging unconscious LSU fan Garrison Stamp on Bourbon Street following last season’s BCS national championship game between the two schools. (Via AL.com)

Downing pleaded guilty to two counts of obscenity, but he could’ve seen more hard time. Before the plea agreement he was facing charges of sexual battery, which carries a potential 10-year sentence. (Via WRBL)

So how did Downing’s time on another kind of candid camera catch up to him?

The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting the video found its way to Downing’s cousin - an Alabama sheriff - who called Downing’s father and urged him to tell his son to turn himself in.

But was it a full-fledged crime? Or a little fun that got out of hand? A blogger for Deadspin asks: why so serious?

“Let’s not forget what this story is about: a dude putting his balls on another dude’s face. A sexual assault, yes. A crime, sure. But there is only so much fake gravitas you can summon for a crime like this before you start to look ridiculous.”

While a blogger for Larry Brown Sports acknowledges it as an embarrassing experience for the victim, he believes two years just seems quite excessive.

But a writer for Jezebel disagrees, saying...
“It shouldn’t matter if the people involved were men, or women, or mimes, or Disney characters in costume … it’s never okay to rub yourself on someone else because they’re passed out and they like a team that you don’t like. Assault is assault, regardless of the gender of the victim or the perpetrator.”

Stamp, the victim, is suing Downing and the restaurant where the incident took place.

Alabama Fan Gets Jail Time for ‘Teabagging’ LSU Fan

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Nov 30, 2012

Alabama Fan Gets Jail Time for ‘Teabagging’ LSU Fan

 

(Image Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

One Alabama fan’s viral national title celebration that was caught on camera has earned him some jail time.

33-year-old Brian Downing, an Alabama football fan, was sentenced to two years in jail for, get this, teabagging unconscious LSU fan Garrison Stamp on Bourbon Street following last season’s BCS national championship game between the two schools. (Via AL.com)

Downing pleaded guilty to two counts of obscenity, but he could’ve seen more hard time. Before the plea agreement he was facing charges of sexual battery, which carries a potential 10-year sentence. (Via WRBL)

So how did Downing’s time on another kind of candid camera catch up to him?

The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting the video found its way to Downing’s cousin - an Alabama sheriff - who called Downing’s father and urged him to tell his son to turn himself in.

But was it a full-fledged crime? Or a little fun that got out of hand? A blogger for Deadspin asks: why so serious?

“Let’s not forget what this story is about: a dude putting his balls on another dude’s face. A sexual assault, yes. A crime, sure. But there is only so much fake gravitas you can summon for a crime like this before you start to look ridiculous.”

While a blogger for Larry Brown Sports acknowledges it as an embarrassing experience for the victim, he believes two years just seems quite excessive.

But a writer for Jezebel disagrees, saying...
“It shouldn’t matter if the people involved were men, or women, or mimes, or Disney characters in costume … it’s never okay to rub yourself on someone else because they’re passed out and they like a team that you don’t like. Assault is assault, regardless of the gender of the victim or the perpetrator.”

Stamp, the victim, is suing Downing and the restaurant where the incident took place.

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