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Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Posted on: April 20, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The sordid tale of Harvey Updyke, the Alabama enthusiast currently accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn, has taken a rather disturbing turn. According to Glennon Threatt, Updyke's attorney, Updyke was attacked behind a nearby gas station after his hearing today, and he was briefly hospitalized with a head injury.

According to al.com, Updyke received a split brow, facial bruises, and a possible concussion; there's also some concern that Updyke may have lost consciousness at some point. Threatt announced the attack on Paul Finebaum's radio show shortly after it occurred, and if that sounds odd, let's keep in mind that Updyke is only facing trial because he himself confessed to the poisoning on Finebaum's show back in January. 

Details on the attack are still thin; there's no video of the attack, much less a suspect or a name or anything, but Jay Tate of the Montgomery Advertiser is confirming that the attack did occur, and that Updyke is currently meeting with the Opelika Police Department. 

It's a shame, but not a surprise, that a rivalry so inflamed with passion and consequence has turned so, so ugly. Neither Updyke's alleged poisoning of the oaks nor his subsequent attack have any place in American society, much less the day-to-day travails of college fandom. It's infantile savagery, the type of loutish behavior that debases the entire state of Alabama in one fell swoop. The choice is clear: Alabama and Auburn fans must either grow up or resign themselves to being the hysterical, bloodthirsty manbabies of college football.

Comments

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

I never stopped being amazed at the number of morons in the world, and on this site.  It's sports, people.  Entertainment.  Get a grip.




Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Its a hoax.  This waste of oxygen is just trying to get sympathy and make Auburn fans look bad in the process.  If an Auburn fan was really out for revenge, Harvey Updyke would be as gone as Jimmy Hoffa. 



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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:18 pm
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Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

He is lucky HE wasn't poisoned. Auburn AND Bama rednecks will keep this pot boiling for a loooong time. What this fool did is add atomic fuel to an already HOT-BURNING rivalry.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Southerners..



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing


Killing 100 year old oak trees is awful.

If I had my choice, I'd rather have those oak trees living on this planet rather than that stupid fat loser.




Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Why? Because this man did something involving a sports rivalry, attacking a symbol that is closely associated to a sports team's winning.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Why is this showing up on a sports website?



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Violence won't solve anything

But it sure was coming to this guy....when I first heard the story about him poisoning the tree I was hoping that this might happen....good for the attacker!



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Attorney: Harvey Updyke attacked after hearing

Any proof Auburn fan did it?????........I am sure national media will be all over it.  That is fine. One of the top QB's in the country committed to Auburn today. 


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