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Jan 20, 2012 1:14 PM by AP

Bond set for Alabama man in post-BCS video

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bond has been set at $10,000 for an Alabama man accused of committing sexual battery on an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship football game in a video that went viral on the Internet.

Thirty-two-year-old Brian Downing of Smiths Station, Ala., surrendered to New Orleans police on Thursday night.

Police launched an investigation after a video circulated online showing a man in a red Alabama jacket simulating a sex act with the unidentified male LSU fan at a fast-food restaurant on Bourbon Street.

Downing appeared in Orleans Parish Magistrate Court on Friday morning.

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