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Extreme college football fandom can get ugly, but more often is something to celebrate

Georgia fans in D.C. put their lawn mower to good use. (Special) We’ve seen the ugly side of extreme fandom recently with jury selection under way in the trial of Harvey Updyke, the Bama fan accused of poisoning the trees at Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner, and the photo circulating online of a particularly graphic “roadkill” version of UGA’s mascot apparently served up as the tasteless groom’s cake at the wedding of a couple of fans of some other school.
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Tree Poisoner Harvey Updyke Attacked Following Auburn Court Hearing

Sports : The Big Lead (4 years ago)

Retribution: Harvey Updyke, the crazed Crimson Tide fan who poisoned the Toomer’s Corner Oaks, was attacked at a gas station around 2:45 pm, approximately fifteen minutes after his court date in Auburn. According to Updyke’s attorne... Read Post

Auburn tree poisoner Harvey Updyke has paid $99 in restitution, still owes $796,632

Sports : The Early Lead (3 months ago)

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who was convicted of felony criminal mischief after he was found to have poisoned the famous oak trees at Toomer’s Corner on the edge of Auburn University’s campus, is a little behind on his restitutio... Read Post

'Bama Fan Who May Have Been A State Trooper Charged with Poisoning Auburn's Trees [Jurisprudence]

Sports : Deadspin (4 years ago)

Harvey Almorn Updyke, a 62 year-old from Dadeville, Ala., has been arrested for poisoning the beloved oak trees at Aurburn's Toomer's Corner. Updyke, according to his Facebook profile, is a retired Texas State Trooper and a dedicate... Read Post


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