(can never decide which awesome Updyke picture to go with, decided to just go with all of them at the same time)
ESPN - Harvey Updkye, the Alabama fan who infamously poisoned Auburn’s beloved oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, has agreed to appear at a charity event Sept. 27 in Mobile, Alabama, in which fans will be allowed to either dunk him in a dunking booth or throw pies at his face.
“He thought about it and thought about it,” Updyke’s wife, Elva, said. “His daughter said he needed to do it because it will show that he’s not as big of a nut as some people believe. He told them they can do whatever they want to him if it will raise money for kids.”
Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who infamously poisoned Auburn’s beloved oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in 2010, has agreed to a charity event in which fans will be allowed to dunk him in a dunking booth or throw pies at his face.
T.J. Hodges, an Alabama fan living near Chicago, is organizing the event to help raise money for the family of John Oliver, a boy from outside Mobile who died of cancer in July.
“The Harvey Updyke idea came from me thinking outside the box to raise money for the family,” Hodges said. “I thought I’d take a chance and see if Harvey was interested in helping, and he said he’d do whatever we wanted.”
Updyke, who now lives in Albany, Louisiana, also was sentenced to five years of probation and banned from attending any college sporting event for the rest of his life. In addition, he is prohibited from stepping foot on the Auburn campus again.
Updyke’s wife said he realizes Auburn fans probably will show up at the Mobile charity event to take a shot at him.
“He knows there’s going to be a lot of Auburn fans there, but he doesn’t care,” Elva Updyke said. “He’s 65 years old. What are they going to do to him? They’ll have security there.”
Haha, Elva. Classic Elva. Yeahh you’re right sweetheart, they’ll have security there, nothing to worry about, not a single thing. Oh except for any and every Auburn fan in the state who would literally give their life for the chance to strangle your husband to death with their bare hands. “What are they going to do to him?” Gee I don’t know Elva, ever seen Hostel? Use your imagination.
Seriously his could be the first charity event in history where the dude who donated his time to raise money for a great cause ends up bloody and murdered at the bottom of a dunk tank. Like I’m not sure if the organizers and the media here think Auburn fans are just going to laugh this off and shrug about it and say hey, it’s all good, bygones are bygones…but they can’t be that clueless about that SEC Football Life right?