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Alabama fan arrested in connection to post-game assault video

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Have to love the power of the internet. And, in this case, the sheer stupidity of someone who willingly commits a possible crime while being recorded with a cell phone.

Less than a week after a video surfaced of an Alabama fan “placing his genitals” on a seemingly unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship game on Deadspin.com, police have arrested a man in connection to said video.

According to multiple media outlets, a man,Brian Downing of Alabama, has turned himself in to New Orleans police and been booked on charges of sexual battery and obscenity. Downing, 32, came to the police station with his lawyer yesterday. His bond has been set at $10,000. 

New Orleans police issued an alert to aid in identifying the man two days ago. Outkickthecoverage.com reports that Downing’s identity was discovered via an Auburn message board, although the Associated Press adds that both LSU and Alabama provided information that led to Downing’s arrest.

Interestingly enough, Downing’s second cousin, Sheriff Heath Taylor of Russell County, Ala., was the one who made the call to Downing’s father to bring Downing to a Phenix City police station after he had heard about Downing’s connection to the video. Taylor also called NOPD and asked them to make a decision on Downing.

“I wasn’t going to let anybody say that because he’s my family I wasn’t doing anything about it,” Taylor told the AP. “You’ve just got to do the right thing.”

Downing has also been fired from his job at a Hibbertt Sports store.

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  1. woebegong says: Jan 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    A 32 year old idiot, that could end up being a registered sex offender. Folks, that is carrying stupidity just a little too far, I would say. At least there weren’t any juveniles, it appears other than he and his crowd of morons, to witness this. He would have been able to garner another award of sexual abuse involving a minor also. There is really no way, for any person to justify what they did other than to blame it on the alcohol.
    I guess the saying or joke is right, “You can’t fix stupid”.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jan 20, 2012 10:11 AM

    This pervert should be afforded the accommodations of New Orleans awhile longer. Alcohol releases inhibitions, but does not put such perversion in the mind of an imbiber. No doubt alcohol contributed, but he will get the record as he deserves.

    woebegong: As you have aptly stated “You can’t fix stupid”…..have you heard anything about a “mass exodus” of LSU offensive coaching staff? We were getting rumors of many and reports of a few, but not the mass exodus we had heard…at least not yet.

  3. dmacirish says: Jan 20, 2012 10:13 AM

    ridiculous to do, even more ridiculous to post on internet and think you won’t get busted. think about all the arrests that have been made with the vancouver riots and here is this guy thinking he can get away with it.
    too soon to ask how people identified him? or is the line up going to be a bit awkward? “ok we need everyone in the line up to drop their pants….”
    ok maybe too soon.

  4. lookatthefarside says: Jan 20, 2012 10:13 AM

    Maybe this guy can get a new job at DICK’S sporting goods…

  5. cubano76 says: Jan 20, 2012 10:18 AM

    Not Hiberts Sports Store!!!! C’mon, his Wobblies wanted the chance to celebrate too! Oh the humanity!!!!!!

  6. burntorangehorn says: Jan 20, 2012 10:26 AM

    What is it about sports that make some people stupid and pathetic? The only live game I saw this year was Pittsburgh at Baltimore on the NFL’s opening weekend, and I never saw so much low-rent trash resurrecting the middle finger, frizzy hair, and rudeness.

    Being out of control makes one a lesser fan, not a greater one.

  7. woebegong says: Jan 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    I have read a few rumors on some of these fan boards, but nothing solid. I think most of the blame has to fall on Miles, because he stuck with that QB way too long, when it was obvious against Alabama, that he was rattled and was no longer even making sound decisions. I know Alabama has one heck of a defense, but still, you don’t forget how to score, no matter whom you are facing and they could have put the ball in the RB’s hands a lot more. Oh well, hind sight coaching is always easy for guys like me, that are too darn old to coach, much less play. I think they can fix their offensive problem at LSU, but I am not sure Mettenberg (?) at QB, will do that alone. If he were that good, he would not have rode the pine so much this year.

  8. deadeye says: Jan 20, 2012 10:34 AM

    I actually saw the video that was posted on Outkickthecoveage. Prior to the sexual assault, I believe it was Downing who simultaneously placed a finger in the ear and nostril of the passed out LSU fan. Then he proceeded sexually assault the victim, twice. Afterward Downing stood there with his “junk” exposed to the world for at least a minute. By the way, this all took place in a Krystal restaurant that was extremely crowded. That idiot deserves the registered sex offender label.

    Question for lawyer types: would it be possible to indict the crowd of gawkers who were also participating? Other people were doing somewhat minor things to the victim, like stacking burger boxes him. It stands to reason that the Alabama crowd provided encouragement for Downing to do what he did.

  9. crindal3000 says: Jan 20, 2012 10:41 AM

    now even hilarity is against the law

  10. burntorangehorn says: Jan 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    These people should get 25yrs. for going to a fast food joint when they’re on Bourbon St.

  11. lemmam says: Jan 20, 2012 10:57 AM

    lookatthefarside said: Maybe this guy can get a new job at DICK’S sporting goods…

    LMAO

    on the serious side, when I read this guy’s age as 32, 32?! hey brian downing you are not in high school or college anymore. you’re an idiot

  12. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 20, 2012 11:00 AM

    Bama fans are some messed up people.

    That guy did a Roethlesberger on the LSU victim.

  13. bozosforall says: Jan 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    burntorangehorn says:
    Jan 20, 2012 10:26 AM
    What is it about sports that make some people stupid and pathetic? The only live game I saw this year was Pittsburgh at Baltimore on the NFL’s opening weekend, and I never saw so much low-rent trash resurrecting the middle finger, frizzy hair, and rudeness.

    Being out of control makes one a lesser fan, not a greater one.

    __
    Too bad you didn’t see any Shorthorn games this year…more low-rent trash than you could have shaken a stick at.

  14. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 20, 2012 11:31 AM

    “I wasn’t going to let anybody say that because he’s my family I wasn’t doing anything about it,” Taylor told the AP. ”You’ve just got to do the right thing.”

    *******************************************

    Hopefully those sick Joe Paterno defenders read the above statement.
    Joe Paterno could learn something from Taylor.

  15. rendadoll says: Jan 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    Very glad this misguided person turned himself in.
    If he had been drinking that night? He needs to stop drinking no more alcohol for Downing.

    And, now because of doing something extremely lewd and crude, he will now be listed as a sex offender.

    //////////////////////////////////////////

    And I hope the NOLA police catch the LSU fans who beat up Alabama Fans at the Dome, waiting for the teams to come out and get on the buses, the night of the game.

    Bad behavior like Downings and the LSU fans who beat up Alabama Fans needs to stop.

    But sports today, you have Fans out there in the Pro teams, in all sports College and Pro that just beat up people, do lewd things to passed out fans, it is not right.

  16. grudenthediva says: Jan 20, 2012 12:09 PM

    “Question for lawyer types: would it be possible to indict the crowd of gawkers who were also participating? Other people were doing somewhat minor things to the victim, like stacking burger boxes him. It stands to reason that the Alabama crowd provided encouragement for Downing to do what he did.”

    Slight assistance/encouragement can be enough. It need not be the cause of the criminal act. If one of the bystanders intended to encourage and knowingly did so, they may be held liable as an accomplice.

  17. BrownsTown says: Jan 20, 2012 12:12 PM

    “Interestingly enough, Downing’s second cousin, Sheriff Heath Taylor of Russell County, Ala., was the one who made the call to……”

    I’m loading “Alabama” and “second cousin” into the Joke Machine. Results will be available in 60-90 seconds.

  18. LogicalConsideration says: Jan 20, 2012 12:13 PM

    I’m not defending at all what he did and glad he got caught, but this incident does demonstrate the way sex offender registration laws have gotten out of hand.

    The dangerous thing about more serious sex crimes like rape and child molestation is that statistics show that these offenders are at a VERY high risk for committing similar crimes in the future. Registration laws make it easier for law enforcement to keep tabs on them and for the public to be on guard against them. A major downside of the laws is that it makes it very hard for this particular class of criminals, once they have served their time, to find housing and work, which makes it more likely they will slide off into the margins of society and the economy and commit more crimes. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have these laws, but the fact that there is such a downside to them means that we need to be careful which types of crimes we apply them to.

    The crime in this case just doesn’t seem like the sort of thing he is likely to repeat. So, I’m not sure what benefit there is in a law that requires him to register as a sex offender. He has lost his job and will likely serve a few months if he is convicted. Other than a sense of mob justice, is it in our interests as a society to make him register as a sex offender for the rest of his life? It was offensive and it was a crime but it isn’t even close to being in the same class as rape or molestation. His life shouldn’t be ruined for the next 50 years over it.

  19. 1990tiger says: Jan 20, 2012 12:14 PM

    woebegong says:

    There is really no way, for any person to justify what they did other than to blame it on the alcohol.
    ==================================

    Alcohol gets blamed for a lot of things it didn’t do.

  20. woebegong says: Jan 20, 2012 12:18 PM

    It sure helps to make you braver and a lot more stupid than you would normally be though doesn’t it?
    Then again, sometimes folks don’t need booze to do stupid things for sure.

  21. alligatorsnapper says: Jan 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    My experience with drunks is extensive, sorry to say, but still is limited. Stupid drunks just act more stupidly than they would sober. He obviously was stupid sober as well.

    NOPD are saying they have some good leads to lead to the arrest of the LSU fans who assaulted some Tide fans at the Superdome. Hope they find these cretins soon.

    Just like the Tide fan who shot and killed two (husband and wife) LSU fans a few years ago, this behavior is horrid and should not be part of sports, but sadly too often is. When the reports came out (and ever since) people would mention Saban being burned in effigy but not the murders of two LSU fans by a Tide fan. Both events happened within days of one another. The effigy was in Louisiana, the murder in Alabama. Horrible is not quite the word for these actions, especially the murder, assaults–physical and sexual. “Fans behaving poorly” is a huge understatement.

  22. jesse1834 says: Jan 20, 2012 1:12 PM

    Hibbertt sports is the bastard child of sports stores.

  23. LogicalConsideration says: Jan 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    @Aligatorsnapper —try some facts on for size. Her is a link that provides more details.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Alabama-fan-shoots-kills-LSU-fan-and-wife-after?urn=ncaaf-120936

    If you read the story you will see that the husband (LSU fan) was actually the instigator. After LSU beat Bama, this guy called the Bama fan. They argued over the phone. Then, the LSU fan and his wife WENT TO THE HOME OF THE TIDE FAN. The argument continued. The LSU fan husband went and got a pistol from his car and threatened the Tide fan. The Tide fan went and got a shotgun to defend himself (remember he is at HIS OWN HOUSE). He then fired on the LSU fan husband. The LSU wife then threatened him as well and he fired on her. Husband and wife both died.

    The way you recounted it made it sound like the LSU fans were innocents murdered in cold blood. That is obviously not the case. They were KILLED by a Tide fan, but that is not necessarily the same as murder. First off, the idiot LSU fan husband chose to start an argument. Then, he escalated it by going to the other guy’s home. Then, he further escalated it by pulling a gun. His death is almost certainly purely a case of self defense, especially where Tide fan was at his own home. The killing of the LSU wife is a little vaguer. On the one hand, she clearly was a participant with her husband in going to the other man’s house. Further, she threatened the Tide fan. On the other hand, it is unclear if she presented a plausible threat to the Tide fan. However, even if she did not, given all the cicrumstances, the most he committed was manslaughter. Here is the definition of manslaughter under Alabama law.

    http://law.onecle.com/alabama/criminal-code/13A-6-3.html

    None of this is to say what schools fans are good or bad. Most Alabama fans and LSU fans are way more civil than the average college football fan. Every fan base has a few bad apples. However, don’t try to hang one of YOUR bad apples on a different team. And, try and be informed.

    PS I tried very hard to find out what happened later (since it was 3 years ago), but I can’t find whether he was convicted, plead guilty to a lesser charge or had the charges dismissed or was acquitted.

  24. burntorangehorn says: Jan 20, 2012 1:41 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Too bad you didn’t see any Shorthorn games this year…more low-rent trash than you could have shaken a stick at.
    ================================
    Nice job trolling. Feel better, kiddo?

  25. bobulated says: Jan 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    Agree with some others who have said this; he needs jail time and a hefty fine followed by a lengthy community service, possibly helping actual real sex offenders but adding him to a permanent sex offender list is a little overkill. He’s a complete idiot but it’s not something to ruin his life over if it’s not already as he will always be known as the dumb*** who took his stuff out in Krystal’s on video.

  26. bozosforall says: Jan 20, 2012 2:33 PM

    burntorangehorn says:
    Jan 20, 2012 1:41 PM
    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Too bad you didn’t see any Shorthorn games this year…more low-rent trash than you could have shaken a stick at.
    ================================
    Nice job trolling. Feel better, kiddo?

    __
    A trolling accusation, coming from the KING of CFT trolls (YOU), is a laugh and a half.

  27. burntorangehorn says: Jan 20, 2012 2:38 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 2:33 PM

    A trolling accusation, coming from the KING of CFT trolls (YOU), is a laugh and a half.
    ==============================
    Care to link me up with an example of my trolling? I’m not the one who jumped in and called an entire fanbase at the nation’s most affluent athletics program low-rent trash.

    Also, I don’t know or really care where you live, but if you had ever been here in Ravens/Steelers country, you would agree with me on my characterization.

  28. mikedpinson says: Jan 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    It sure does seem like the Alabama fan base has gone a little crazy after Auburn their biggest rival dominated them for the past decade & won a B(ogus) Championship Series NC of their own.

  29. bozosforall says: Jan 20, 2012 4:15 PM

    burntorangehorn says:
    Jan 20, 2012 2:38 PM
    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 2:33 PM

    A trolling accusation, coming from the KING of CFT trolls (YOU), is a laugh and a half.
    ==============================
    Care to link me up with an example of my trolling? I’m not the one who jumped in and called an entire fanbase at the nation’s most affluent athletics program low-rent trash.

    Also, I don’t know or really care where you live, but if you had ever been here in Ravens/Steelers country, you would agree with me on my characterization.

    __
    I am very familiar with the Maryland/Pennsylvania area…and you couldn’t be more wrong about those fine people. And if you think that I (and many others) don’t see your constant trolling on many of these threads, then you had better trade in that “invisibility cloak” that the nice man sold you.

  30. alligatorsnapper says: Jan 20, 2012 4:24 PM

    LogicalConsideration: Sorry, for the mischaracterization….either my faulty memory or an inept news report I recalled or both, but by all means, I acquiesce to your research and report…thank you for the correction and clarification. Such incidents are tragic and horrible. Lived through one in my neighborhood when I lived in Texas a few years ago.

    This guy needs some help, and something to remind him not to do this again. If he has any priors even remotely related, he needs some time to contemplate his stupidity, and the NO Jail is a good place for at least awhile. Oftentimes, in a case by case basis, first offenders can have their record plead down and even erased based upon satisfactory completion of a long program of therapy and no further incidents of any kind. His attorney will probably push for this option and NOT bring this to trial, just plead it down and eventually out of the system. This is the general history of such incidents in NO (Mardi Gras, etc.).

  31. bostonbias says: Jan 20, 2012 4:40 PM

    @ thatobnoxiousguy:

    If you wish this guy would get a job so he can be a positive part of this culture instead of living off the rest of us, please give a thumbs up

  32. bangitfootball says: Jan 20, 2012 5:32 PM

    Brian Downing. Huge Bama Fan. Bama grad. Party animal. Small penis. Sex offender.

  33. bozosforall says: Jan 20, 2012 6:08 PM

    bostonbias says:
    Jan 20, 2012 4:40 PM
    @ thatobnoxiousguy:

    If you wish this guy would get a job so he can be a positive part of this culture instead of living off the rest of us, please give a thumbs up

    __
    Don’t worry, bostonbias…that obnoxious guy won’t steal your McDonald’s janitorial engineering job away from you. In fact, no one wants it, so it’s all yours. Congrats!

  34. Deb says: Jan 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    I’ve been off the blogs a few days and just learned of this situation this afternoon. Years ago while working overseas, I witnessed an almost identical incident, except women were the ones “assaulting” the drunken, unconscious male in a private residence. I argued with them–to no avail–as they cut off the legs of his pants, begged them to give him air holes as they covered his face in shaving cream, and threw a fit to keep them from stealing his jewelry. When he revived, he was angry but not shocked at what they’d done. He just grabbed his pants legs and left. The whole thing–including his reaction–was one of the weirdest experiences I’ve ever had.

    Watching this video, I don’t understand the psychology of wanting to hump an unconscious LSU fan. I don’t understand why no one protested. I don’t understand why the restaurant worker who walked up and saw the guy’s wee-wee hanging out didn’t call the cops or tell the manager and throw them out. And where were LSU’s friends? Why was he alone, drunk, and unconscious in a Krystal?

    I do, however, know lunatic fans and groupthink are everywhere and not unique to Alabama fans. People love to talk about the nut tree poisoner but forget the Bama fans that raised $50,000 for the care and/or replacement of Auburn’s trees. They want to focus on these fools, but forget the dozens that worked tirelessly on tornado recovery. Those who stereotype an entire fan base over an incident like this are fools, too.

  35. burntorangehorn says: Jan 20, 2012 6:16 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 4:15 PM

    I am very familiar with the Maryland/Pennsylvania area…and you couldn’t be more wrong about those fine people. And if you think that I (and many others) don’t see your constant trolling on many of these threads, then you had better trade in that “invisibility cloak” that the nice man sold you.
    =================================
    I stood in line for the metal detectors (yes, metal detectors) at M&T and saw numerous Baltimore fans saying the most disgusting things to Steelers fans. One guy who looked to be in his early 20’s was telling a little, hobbled old man dressed in Steelers gear, who looked as though he’d been a fan since the team was founded, that he was a c*cksucker, asking him why he doesn’t go suck a d!ck, and many other homophobic, trashy things. I’ve never seen anything like that at a football or baseball game anywhere else I’ve lived. I’m greatly suspicious of your knowledge of Baltimore if you don’t think it’s a wilfully obnoxious, deliberately discourteous area in general. They seem to be at their worst. On the other hand, I’ve generally had pretty good experiences at Orioles and Terps games, but those are typically more educated fanbases.

  36. suprmous says: Jan 20, 2012 8:38 PM

    Before you stick another nail in Les Miles’ coffin please hear me out. It’s not entirely his fault as to what happened re the game. It can be traced back to that damned bar incident. Some who went unnamed had their way paid out while others got the notarity and the wrath of Miles and other players. Once the accused were back with the team other players would be out on suspenison and it began to look like a revolving door. As of Sunday nite before the game tempers had begun to flair in every direction and blows almost came to pass. Even at the hotel the guests were treated to this much unneeded side show. This went on into the wee hours of Monday morning and spilled over into the ride over to the Dome and continued on the field. People weren’t helping eachother the team wasn’t playing as a team and plain and simple yes they weren’t prepared in addition to being keyed in on by key position. Some had been looking for the NC Game all season while some after being in trouble just said to hell with it and decided no to help those who were wanting to win it. So please before you stick another nail in anybody else’s coffin think before you open your mouth.

  37. Deb says: Jan 20, 2012 8:55 PM

    @alligator snapper …

    People mention the burning in effigy of Saban because it was an organized event staged for the television cameras just before the game, and we all saw it. Not being in Alabama or Louisiana, I’d never heard of that shooting incident until reading your exchange here with LogicalConsideration. Unreal. But I’ve heard of other incidents like that involving other teams.

    I lost a friend in similar circumstances. It had nothing to do with sports, but some lunatic pulled a gun and killed him because she said he’d parked too close to her spot. The world is filled with people who are hanging off the edge. Team loyalty is an excuse for violence, not a cause.

  38. warhawk04 says: Jan 20, 2012 9:05 PM

    Mr. Downing….you know how I know you are gay?

  39. bozosforall says: Jan 20, 2012 9:38 PM

    burntorangehorn says:
    Jan 20, 2012 6:16 PM
    bozosforall says:
    Jan 20, 2012 4:15 PM

    I am very familiar with the Maryland/Pennsylvania area…and you couldn’t be more wrong about those fine people. And if you think that I (and many others) don’t see your constant trolling on many of these threads, then you had better trade in that “invisibility cloak” that the nice man sold you.
    =================================
    I stood in line for the metal detectors (yes, metal detectors) at M&T and saw numerous Baltimore fans saying the most disgusting things to Steelers fans. One guy who looked to be in his early 20′s was telling a little, hobbled old man dressed in Steelers gear, who looked as though he’d been a fan since the team was founded, that he was a c*cksucker, asking him why he doesn’t go suck a d!ck, and many other homophobic, trashy things. I’ve never seen anything like that at a football or baseball game anywhere else I’ve lived. I’m greatly suspicious of your knowledge of Baltimore if you don’t think it’s a wilfully obnoxious, deliberately discourteous area in general. They seem to be at their worst. On the other hand, I’ve generally had pretty good experiences at Orioles and Terps games, but those are typically more educated fanbases.
    ______
    Witnessed much of the same crap in both Dallas and in Austin at Cowboys and Shorthorn games. Never saw any of that crap at any Ravens, Orioles or Terps games, so I am suspicious of your knowledge as well.

  40. rarson says: Jan 20, 2012 9:46 PM

    I’m no prude, but I don’t think it’s too much to ask that a person not place their genitalia on another unwilling person, and that yes, your willingness to do that qualifies you as a sex offender. If I saw you in public, I would you.

    The funny thing is that this guy is such a jerk, he probably figured it would be cool if someone caught it on video. Pranking people who are passed out is one thing, but this is just gross. Nobody deserves your sweaty balls on their face just because they passed out.

  41. rarson says: Jan 20, 2012 10:14 PM

    @Deb

    “People love to talk about the nut tree poisoner but forget the Bama fans that raised $50,000 for the care and/or replacement of Auburn’s trees.”

    It’s not really fair, but there ARE an awful lot of people shown in that video that don’t seem to care to do anything about it, and that why I personally think less of them. But I realize they don’t represent the majority, I’m sure. I’m not that cynical.

  42. rarson says: Jan 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    “If I saw you in public, I would you.”

    *avoid you.

  43. frank booth says: Jan 21, 2012 1:36 AM

    LogicalConsideration says:
    Jan 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    “Most Alabama fans and LSU fans are way more civil than the average college football fan.”
    ===================================

    Can you provide the link to the study on this? I was unaware that anyone had quantified this. Where did Morehead State rank?

  44. 1990tiger says: Jan 21, 2012 2:43 AM

    Deb says:
    People love to talk about the nut tree poisoner but forget the Bama fans that raised $50,000 for the care and/or replacement of Auburn’s trees.
    ===================================
    You are really getting some mileage out of that donation aren’t you?. While it was a thoughtful gesture, the generosity of it diminishes somewhat when pictures surface of Bama fans treating Updick like a celebrity in NOLA.

  45. Deb says: Jan 21, 2012 2:56 PM

    I knew the whole alligatorsnapper/tigersgeaux group that come together on here for the sole purpose of harassing other people without cause were a sick bunch. But I never realized they were so sick they’d thumbs down a comment about a good young man being murdered over a parking space. That says more about their true character than anything I could post.

  46. Deb says: Jan 21, 2012 3:03 PM

    @1990tiger …

    This is the first I’ve learned of that lunatic being in New Orleans, much less being treated like a celebrity. As I just posted to you on another thread, I mention the fund-raising for Auburn’s trees because I’m tired of people thinking that nut case represents Bama fans and prefer to focus on the good fans in our number.

    Was he at the game? That is ridiculous. I don’t care what the criminal justice system decides. The university should bar that man from ever again attending any Alabama sporting event or being present outside an Alabama sporting event. Normally I would say they can’t act until the case is adjudicated. But he confessed on the radio, so he doesn’t get the presumption of innocence. I don’t care if he takes it back. He confessed. That’s enough for Alabama to act. The people in this video should be banned from all Alabama sporting events from this point forward as well. You can’t legislate morality, but you can demonstrate that actions have consequences. It’s time for Alabama to start doing that.

  47. woebegong says: Jan 21, 2012 7:07 PM

    Deb,

    I doubt the university of Alabama can have much say about ti, since it happened in another state, not in the bowl, and he may not even be a resident of the state. A ban such as you propose would be mighty hard to enforce anyway. Tell me , who in two years will even remember what he looks like if he isn’t their friend. Hopefully, the NOPD will come down on him hard, as his conduct, especially as a 32 YO man, is deplorable and unacceptable in normal society. It is obvious he shouldn’t drink again, since it must bring out his worse tendencies.

  48. suprmous says: Jan 21, 2012 9:00 PM

    Deb says:
    Jan 21, 2012 2:56 PM
    I knew the whole alligatorsnapper/tigersgeaux group that come together on here for the sole purpose of harassing other people without cause were a sick bunch. But I never realized they were so sick they’d thumbs down a comment about a good young man being murdered over a parking space. That says more about their true character than anything I could post.

    Why doI feel like once again that I’m being judged for something I haven’t done?

  49. Deb says: Jan 21, 2012 10:03 PM

    @suprmous …

    You’re not. We’ve had our issues, but as I’ve tried to tell you before, I don’t consider you part of that group of goofballs and I have no problem with ordinary LSU fans like you.

  50. Deb says: Jan 21, 2012 10:13 PM

    @woebegong …

    First, we’re talking about two different individuals. Harvey Updyke is the nut who poisoned Auburn’s trees. The 32-year-old is the nut who, well, I guess he sexually molested an unconscious man. It’s hard to know what to call that. He’s facing some serious charges in Louisiana and since he was caught on video, he’ll have little choice but to take a plea of some kind.

    I agree that the university can’t really do anything about people hanging around outside sporting events or buying tickets through brokers, scalpers, or friends. I’m not sure what 1990tiger is talking about, but apparently Harvey Updyke was present in some capacity at the championship game and basking in the publicity surrounding a criminal act of vandalism. I just wish the university could find a way to keep this lunatic embarrassment away from the program. Those cheering on him or the other lunatic should be ashamed of themselves.

  51. 1990tiger says: Jan 22, 2012 12:54 AM

    @Deb:
    This is what I am talking about: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/01/2012_bcs_championship_harvey_u.html

  52. Deb says: Jan 22, 2012 3:29 PM

    @1990tiger …

    Ohhh. Well, the university couldn’t do anything to keep him from strolling along Bourbon Street–or to keep fools from asking for his autograph. I love how he says he’s tired of the attention … but keeps posing for photos, etc.

    I think he’s an embarrassment and wish he’d crawl under a rock somewhere and take all those fools from the Krystal with him. And those people taking pictures with him are idiots.

  53. jaxsat says: Jan 23, 2012 10:31 PM

    While this behavior is not acceptable in proper society, the city of New Orleans is drowning in murders…200 last year and 19 already in the first 23 days of 2012 (N.O is officially the murder capital of the U.S.) and the police department is expending resources on this trivial case. No wonder the city is falling apart!

  54. tigersgeaux says: Jan 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    jaxsat: A dear friend was assaulted In New Orleans last fall and witnessed several murders at the same time. It is very sad. Experts thought that the gangs and others who evacuated at Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were relocating in other cities. Apparently, that was only temporary. It is very sad, very sad, what is happening in N.O. I have loved going there all my life, but it is very concerning. I find myself making fewer trips and only in the day, with friends or family only.

    Deb: I did not post any negative thumbs to you. Maybe those who did not object to your postings, (I do not find these postings of yours objectionable) but rather, maybe, just maybe, your false accusations against southernpatriots and now me as well as your postings against others over the years is coming back to you? Just a thought. I don’t know if alligatorsnapper posted any negatives, but I don’t think he did. Keep up the false accusations against southernpatriots, suprmous, and any other known or imaginary LSU fans you can blame. In the past you have blamed Big 12 fans. In the future it may be PAC fans. Deb, blame somebody, even if you are wrong, just blame and falsely accuse (which is another form of lying).

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