- Associated Press - Thursday, May 17, 2012

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Alabama fan has been charged with sexual battery after authorities say he was captured on video performing a simulated sex act on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship game.

An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday handed up an indictment against 32-year-old Brian H. Downing. It charges 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 wearing Crimson Tide attire appears to be performing the simulated act on the LSU fan. Authorities say that was Downing of Smiths Station, Ala.


The court set bond at $50,000.