Earlier in the day Deadspin had identified “Brian” as the person who teabagged a virtually unconscious LSU Fan after the BCS Championship game (The Alabama Fan Who Teabagged an Unconscious LSU Fan His Been Identified).
What I didn’t report is that I was aware that the police were looking for him and I figured once the Deadspin report came out it was just a matter of time before Brian would be talking to authorities.
The Russell County, Ala., sheriff says Brian Downing—the man we identified this morning as the Alabama teabagger—visited the sheriff’s office this afternoon with his attorney and spoke by phone with the New Orleans police detective investigating the teabagging incident.
That’s via the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, which states Downing and his lawyer are en route to New Orleans to face possible sexual battery charges. Those charges don’t exist yet, though the NOPD says they might come at any time.
Downing who is married with a small child and works at a sporting good store, had been bragging for days that he was the person that committed the teabagging act.
He seemed to get a kick out of all the attention (considering he worked at a sporting goods store I can sort of understand), but it was his bravado that will probably land him in jail.
Oh he has been fired from the sporting good store as well.
– An Alabama man was arrested late Wednesday in connection with a video appearing to show someone in a University of Alabama jacket abusing an unconscious Louisiana State University fan after Alabama beat LSU for the BCS football championship.
Brian Downing, 32, of Smiths Station, Ala., was booked on charges of sexual battery and obscenity. He was videotaped Jan. 9 “placing his genitals on an LSU fan’s face. The LSU fan appears to be heavily inebriated and practically unconscious,” a police statement said.