The man who poisoned the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn is back in the spotlight, but not for being in trouble with the law.
Harvey Updyke, now out of jail and living in Louisiana, has reportedly agreed to appear in Mobile at a charity event in which fans can choose to either dunk him in a dunking booth or throw pies at his face, according to ESPN.com.
Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is said to be involved in the event, as well. Though the details have yet to be nailed down, the date is set for Sept. 27, according to ESPN.com.
Updyke poisoned the Toomer’s trees sometime after the 2010 Iron Bowl. He later called the Paul Finebaum Radio Show to brag about it.
He is currently under five years of supervised probation. In addition to having a 7 p.m. curfew, he isn’t allowed to talk to the media and he is banned from all collegiate-level sporting events.
What do you think of this? Is it a publicity stunt or do you respect him for doing something for charity? Would you take the chance to dunk him or throw a pie in his face?