Brian Downing is the University of Alabama fan who was in New Orleans for the most recent Alabama Championship game. Unfortunately for him, he went into a Krystal restaurant on Bourbon Street after the game, and placed his genitals on the head/neck of a drunk, passed out LSU fan. Of course, someone with a video camera caught it all on tape, and it went viral on the Internet. Downing was originally charged with more serious crimes, but agreed to plead guilty to 2 charges of obscenity.The guilty pleas allowed Downing to avoid registering as a sex offender. Today, the court sentenced him to 2 years in jail. According to NOLA.com, the judge stated that he was a bully, and that "You chose wisely to enter into this pleas bargain. The actions that you took on January 9 of this year were morally reprehensible, and there's no way around it." I have often used this story to warn those of the dangers of social media. if you don't want someone to see you doing something, don't do it. There is a good chance that someone will catch it on camera, and you could be the next Mr. Downing.
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