Nearly a full year after an Alabama fan was recorded while placing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship game, we have some resolution and can officially put the matter to bed.
So to speak.
Brian Downing of Smith Station, Ala., pleaded guilty to two counts of obscenity for sexually taunting, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors said a deal was reached Tuesday before trial began.
Additionally, the LSU fan is suing Downing for “mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and depression … damage to reputation”, among other things. No dollar amount has been attached to the suit.
The video, about five minutes long, features several fans hazing, poking and taking pictures of the unconscious man. Then, one individual — supposedly Downing (pictured) — exposes himself and places his genitals on the unconscious fan before a restaurant employee steps in to disperse the crowd.
Downing has reportedly already lost his job over the incident and faces two years in prison.