Alabama TV Station Airs Teabagging Video That Features The Son Of The Station’s Sports Director
Mobile, Ala.'s WKRG opened its 10 p.m. newscast with the video of an Alabama fan teabagging an LSU fan at the Bourbon Street Krystal after the BCS title game. What WKRG failed to mention is that one of the stars of the video is none other than Patrick Setterstrom, a recent college grad and son of the station's sports director, Randy Patrick Setterstrom. Indeed, if you watch the video, it's Patrick Setterstrom who first attempts to pull out his package before girlfriend Ellen Cassin (who's conveniently wearing a jersey with her own name on it) stops him.
A number of tipsters identified the couple for us. We tried to contact Patrick Setterstrom and Ellen Cassin for their sides of the story, and because we get the sense they know the individual who eventually does assault the LSU fan. Both Patrick and Ellen deleted their Facebooks immediately after I contacted them. I've also gotten no response from emails or phone calls to WKRG's Randy Patrick Setterstrom, who during his own report later in last night's newscast made no mention of the video. We'd love to know his reaction to seeing his son in the shot—or if he even noticed.
If Patrick and Ellen somehow don't know the perpetrator, they have a ton of pictures of him and of the incident in general—you can see them posing for the photos in the video we posted on Sunday. Since the New Orleans police are investigating this case, those photos are probably of some importance right now.
The video itself was originally uploaded to YouTube by Reilly Terrell, proprietor of BamaSportsForum. He says in an email that he was simply passing by and saw what was happening through the Krystal window. He says he doesn't know any of the people who appear in the video.
If Alabama fans are truly as angry about this incident as the emails we've received from so many of them suggest, you'd figure one of them would know the teabagger's name. The tip line's open. Here's the most detailed tip we've gotten:
I met this guy at The Rusty Nail in New Orleans earlier that day. He said his name is Brian and he was from Pheonix [sic] City, Alabama. He's married and has a 3 month old baby….(which he decided to tell us rudely that he left at home so he could have more fun). He was completely intoxicated and rude the whole entire time, even to the Alabama fans.
Oh, and as for Chris Kelley, the troll who tried to take credit for the incident, congratulations to him. We tracked down his wife, her place of work, her phone number, and even called her boss. Chris Kelley sent us on a wild goose chase that included our informing his wife's boss that he had confessed to a sexual assault. Successful troll!