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Toomer's Corner oaks will be rolled one more time

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10:29 PM ET 02.01 | The legendary and historic oaks in Toomer's Corner at the University of Auburn will be no more. The school has announced that the dying trees will be uprooted after one final roll planned for the Tiger's April 20th spring game. The oaks, which have been a symbol of the campus and a treasured companion for alumni everywhere, were poisoned by an Alabama fan following the Tide's 2010 loss to the Tigers. Harvey Updyke, the man allegedly responsible for killing the trees, is currently awaiting his next trial date, which is set for April 8. Back in 2011, Updyke was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, a felony charge; two counts of desecrating a venerated object, a misdemeanor charge; and two counts of unlawful damage, vandalism or theft of property from a farm animal or crop facility, a felony charge. So basically, if you thought being a lunatic fan and poisoning some oaks wasn't a crime - it is.

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February 2, 2013  12:56 AM ET

Tree huggers

February 2, 2013  06:07 AM ET

Talk about trumped up charges :P

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February 2, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Roll tide!

February 2, 2013  12:08 PM ET

You guys are funny today.

 
February 2, 2013  04:02 PM ET

Hang all the bama fans you can collect in the trees, until they finally collapse. It's better not tornado season for a few more months.

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