Auburn tree poisoning suspect goes on radio show

By: AP
By: AP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama fan accused of poisoning his
rival school's famous trees has gone a radio show, saying he is
going to get what he deserves.

Harvey Updyke is accused of poisoning the oak trees at Auburn's
Toomer's Corner. He told Birmingham radio show host Paul Finebaum on Thursday that he has "done a lot of good things, and
undoubtedly that wasn't one of them."

He says he doesn't want to be remembered as "Harvey the tree
poisoner."

The 61-year-old Updyke appeared in court Wednesday for a
preliminary hearing. Shortly afterward, he told police he was
attacked at a gas station.

Updyke told the radio show that he doesn't blame Auburn fans for
being angry with him.

He ended his appearance on the show saying: "Roll Damn Tide."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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