Alabama super fan and alleged Toomer’s Corner tree poisoner Harvey Updyke is in the news again, this time for getting tossed from a Crimson Tide softball game on Friday.
Updyke was taking in Alabama’s game against Georgia in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament in Tuscaloosa when he was escorted from the game after reportedly sitting in a lawn chair behind the outfield fence.
Said the university in a press release: “Mr. Harvey Updyke was asked by University of Alabama officials to leave today’s softball game and he complied. Several months ago, the University issued a formal directive to Mr. Updyke stating that he is not to come to the University of Alabama campus.”
Updyke, 63, is facing four felony charges and two misdemeanors for allegedly poisoning the two oak trees at Auburn’s legendary Toomer’s Corner last year which are slowly showing signs of recovery.
Updyke’s trial commences June 13th. He reportedly turned down a plea deal in January that would have included a 13-year jail sentence and a ban from Alabama sporting events.
It looks like the latter was the deal-breaker.