"A video that went viral on the Internet appeared to show someone in a University of Alabama jacket performing a simulated sex act on an unconscious man at the restaurant after the Crimson Tide beat LSU for the BCS football championship on Jan. 9.
Downing had pleaded not guilty in May to charges of sexual battery and obscenity.
He refused to comment after the plea was entered by his attorney."
Under the plea agreement, Dowling will serve two years in prison. He still faces a civil lawsuit from the unnamed victim, who is seeking "damages for "mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and depression ... damage to reputation" and lost tuition payments "for having to withdraw from school."