Alabama fan Brian Downing has pleaded guilty today to two counts of obscenity for “sexually taunting” a passed-out LSU fan at a Krystal burger joint after the Tide’s BCS Championship Game win in New Orleans in January. I’m sure you remember the story and have seen the video.
Unbelievably, prosecutors said a deal was reached before the trial that calls for Smith to be sentenced to two years in jail.
What a sad story.
Downing acted stupidly and criminally in this writer’s view, but two years in jail on top of what he’s already been through? That seems a bit steep. Of course, I’m not the man who was “sexually taunted.”