Prosecutors still not sure on whether to press charges against offensive Alabama fan
POSTED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:15pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:30pm
Orleans Parish, La (NBC33) — An Orleans Parish prosecutor says his office hasn't decided whether to charge an Alabama fan accused of simulating a sex act over the head of an apparently unconscious Louisiana State University fan after the BCS championship football game.
At Tuesday's hearing to decide whether there is probable cause to charge Brian Downing, 32, of Smiths Station, Ala., Assistant District Attorney Taylor Anthony said only “premature”.
Criminal Court Magistrate Gerard Hanson did not immediately set a date for another hearing.
Police booked Downing with obscenity and with sexual battery against a man at a Bourbon Street hamburger restaurant.
Downing surrendered after a video went viral on the Internet. The alleged incident occurred January 9, after Alabama defeated the Tigers for the national title.