TBL – Brian Downing, 33, the Alabama fan who “teabagged” a passed out LSU fan at a Krystal Burger in New Orleans following the 2012 BCS National Championship game, agreed to a plea bargain today. Downing, who was facing charges of sexual battery and obscenity, will not be required to register as a sex offender. He has however agreed to a two-year prison sentence. From nola.com: He would have faced as much as a 10-year sentence and been forced to register as a sex offender if he were convicted on the sexual battery count. He had earlier rejected a similar deal, but had a change a heart on the morning of trial. Downing gave one-word responses as he answered questions from the judge about whether he understood the deal. His parents sat quietly in the gallery. “I believe while we felt we had a strong case at trial, which we did, the fact is, if he lost he’d have to register as a sex offender,” Kennedy said after Downing’s plea. “He has a one-year-old son. Is it worth the risk of never seeing a little league game or dropping your child off at school? He decided no.”
Sweet, sweet justice. Alabama was already dominating 21-0 over LSU at the time and this is precisely what you get for trying to rub it in. Mr. Downey should have just swallowed his pride, walked away and allow the LSU kid to choke on his own vomit. Regardless, 2 years in prison and he was threatened with 10? This is the worst punishment for a teabagging since someone tried to rest their nuts on Rosie O’Donnell’s face during feeding time. He’s going to have fun in jail as his celly will be a fatter JaMarcus Russell LSU type who dips his sack of destiny in Purple-Drank-Pruno and will require the brain to be licked clean on a nightly basis. What goes around comes around. Roll Tide.