Viral video seems to show ’Bama fans abusing LSU fan

Posted: January 17, 2012 at 11:34 a.m.

— A video that’s gone viral on the Internet and purports to show Alabama fans abusing an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS football championship game has caught the attention of Louisiana authorities.

In one segment, a man in an Alabama jacket simulates a sex act on the LSU fan after the Jan. 9 game, which Alabama won.

A New Orleans assistant district attorney said the video was sent to New Orleans police. But police said they can’t investigate until the apparent victim files a complaint.

University of Alabama officials are aware of the video and said they will deal with any student found to be involved.

Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino said if investigators identify the Alabama fan and authenticate the video, they could prosecute for indecent exposure.