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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:58 PM

Alabama ‘Teabagger’ Brian Downing Sentenced To Two Years For Bourbon Street Prank

The Alabama fan who admitted to placing his privates on a passed-out LSU fan last January learned his sentence this morning. He will get two years in prison.

He’s known to most people as the ‘Bama Teabagger, but his name is Brian Downing and he’s 33 years old.

It was video shot on a cell phone camera that got him into trouble after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS Championship game in the Superdome last January. Downing was videoed in the dining area of Krystal Burger on Bourbon Street exposing his private parts and pressing them against the neck of a passed-out Tigers fan.

The video quickly went viral and Downing quickly found himself indicted on the very serious charge of sexual battery. His attorney cut a plea deal with prosecutors, however, and last month Downing admitted to the two lesser charges of obscenity.

His attorney said the plea deal would give Downing two years in prison, but that he would not have to register as a sex offender.

Read more: http://wgno.com/news/stories/lsu-fan-teabagged-by-alabama-fan-at-bourbon-street-krystal-burger/#ixzz2DdinsOnY

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Reply Alabama ‘Teabagger’ Brian Downing Sentenced To Two Years For Bourbon Street Prank (Original post)
Purveyor Nov 2012 OP
dballance Nov 2012 #1
Purveyor Nov 2012 #5
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #7
dballance Nov 2012 #10
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #19
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #23
CBGLuthier Nov 2012 #2
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #4
Incitatus Nov 2012 #6
hoboken123 Nov 2012 #13
99Forever Nov 2012 #8
devilgrrl Nov 2012 #14
left on green only Nov 2012 #3
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #16
left on green only Nov 2012 #17
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #9
jsmirman Nov 2012 #11
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #12
devilgrrl Nov 2012 #15
zellie Nov 2012 #18
Heartwing Oct 2013 #20
uppityperson Oct 2013 #21
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #22

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:01 PM

1. Okay, it was stupid. But 2 years in jail? Excessive

Wouldn't probation and some community service be more appropriate? Giving what was probably just a drunk moron 2 years in jail seems awfully excessive to me.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:10 PM

5. I watched the video clip at the source of the OP and I certainly agree. 90 days at the most. eom

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:46 PM

7. If he had done this to a female, would you agree that it was excessive? n/t

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:08 PM

10. Yes, as a matter of fact I would still find it excessive

He pressed his genitals against another person. Yep, disgusting and stupid. If it were a passed out woman rather than a passed out male it's just as stupid and disgusting but I fail to see how it rises to a higher level of criminal just because the person is female. I don't see any intent on his part to make this about dominating anyone through something as heinous as rape or coerced sexual intercourse. All I see is a dumb drunk asshole doing something stupid.

I fail to see how he sexually assaulted anyone by being a stupid prick.

Also, why would you think pressing his genitals against another male is any less offensive, different or less criminal than if it were a female? Little double-standard there customerserviceguy?

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Response to dballance (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:32 PM

19. I just wanted to see if there was a double standard

Sex crimes against men are dealt with far less harshly than sex crimes against women, generally, IMHO.

Maybe this sentence will send a strong message to asshats who think they're being cute with their genitals.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 06:33 PM

23. That's what I was thinking

perhaps 90 days and 1000 hours of community service along with a public apology

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:02 PM

2. intent means nothing cause the world ain't got no sense of humor any more.

Well this jury would do well at DU in the coming purges.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. I do think it's battery.

You didn't see him trying to do that to a person who was awake. You know why? Becuase the person whom he was trying to do this to if awake would have defended himself and would have kicked his ass.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:15 PM

6. Yeah, putting your privates on a passed out stranger is so funny.

You might laugh it off if someone did that to you, but most people would not find it funny. Especially with a video of it going viral. I agree that 2 years is a harsh sentence, but it was still a crime that should be punished with at least some time served.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:45 PM

13. You seem to be discussing more of a civil complaint than criminal

That's where the victim would address their injuries IMHO.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. How about if it was your mother he did it to?

You daughter? Your son? Your grandfather?

Still laughing?


Ha-fucking-ha.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. I think the merits of the case......

.....should all depend on whether the lsu fan liked it or not.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:57 PM

16. The LSU fan was passed out drunk.

Given his state, he couldn't either like it or not like it - he was ASLEEP.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:38 AM

17. You speak of him as though his existence is only one dimensional.....

.....as though his feelings about the matter might only exist on the plane of when the event actually occurred. And you are not alone. I haven't found any reference in the written story that speaks to that question either; nor have I found any reference in any of the posts that were made prior to mine that addresses that aspect of the incident.

What in my post made you think that I was not aware of the victims' state of being at the time that the incident took place? Did you think that you were doing me a service by restating the obvious, or were you just trying to talk down to me?

What I was trying to say in a non judgmental and somewhat humorous tone of voice is, "Hey people! Wake up and look at the whole picture. Your captivity within your pathetic dogma of viewing life only on its' surface is clouding your judgement."

For the most part, I have become really disappointed in the one dimensional consciousness with which the people on this board view the events that occur on this planet. Perhaps I am wasting my time here.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:54 PM

9. Wow that's absolutely disgusting.

Yes he needs to go to prison.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:30 PM

11. I think it's great - that scene was revolting

I saw it back when the thing first went viral.

The whole thing was despicable, and it definitely was sexual battery.

I'm glad a judge decided this was serious - no one gets to do that to another person.

I'm a huge sports fan, and a college football fan, for sure. People need to fucking correct themselves and stop acting like assholes, at least on that level of advanced asshole.

Maybe this will make people think twice.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:40 PM

12. If he had punched the LSU fan, he'd have gotten 90 days.

Or perhaps even just probation. I agree some jail time is warrented, but 2 years is excessive. I guess he agreed to the long sentence in order to avoid a lifetime sexual offender designation.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:41 AM

18. 2 years in jail for that??

 

The guys a jerk but 2 years....in prison???

Save the taxpayer money and keep him on house arrest.


or better yet make him pay a huge fine.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 05:45 PM

20. Enjoy Yourself in Prison!

Hope he's making lot's of new friends in prison, enjoying his boot camp, and getting lots of opportunities to practice his teabagging skills!

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Response to Heartwing (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 05:52 PM

21. Welcome to Du and a word of warning. Prison rape jokes are not accepted here. Please consider

this and notice the edit button at the bottom right of your post.

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Response to Heartwing (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 06:29 PM

22. welcome to DU

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