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Notorious ‘Bama Fan, Brian Downing, Released on $10,000 Bond

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Celebrity Justice, Sexual Harassment, Sports

[caption id="attachment_2717" align="alignright" width="462" caption="Brian Downing being booked at Central Lockup in New Orleans"][/caption] What Russell County Sheriff and Downing's second cousin, Heath Taylor, described as a "minute of misconduct" following Alabama's National Championship victory on January 9 will likely haunt Mr. Brian Downing for the rest of his life. 32-year-old Downing faces a felony charge of sexual battery for allegedly putting his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan's face at the Krystal on Bourbon St. following the game. The incident was videotaped and went viral across the internet within days. If convicted, he will have to register as a sex offender nationally and notify authorities whenever he changes his home address. To make matters worse, Downing was fired from his job at Hibbett Sports shortly after it became public that police had identified him in the video. He is also married and has a newborn daughter. Surely, Downing's severe consequences illustrate how a brief episode of irresponsibility can damage someone's life for a very long time. If you or anyone you know has been arrested, call Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 for immediate help and a case evaluation.

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