NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brian H. Downing, the Alabama fan seen on a video apparently committing sexual battery on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship football game, has been indicted.
An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday handed up the indictment against the 32-year-old Downing, formally charging him with one count each of sexual battery of a male victim and obscenity.
A video that went viral on the Internet is believed to have been taken at a fast-food restaurant in New Orleans after Alabama defeated LSU on Jan. 9.
A man — said to be Downing, of Smiths Station, Ala. — wearing Crimson Tide attire appears to perform a simulated sex act on the LSU fan.
The court set a bond in the amount of $50,000.