Harvey Updyke Wishes He Could Kill Toomer's Corner Trees Again

Alex SimsCorrespondent IIINovember 29, 2013

Nov 16, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; A general view of Toomer's Corner after the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 43-38. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
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The following is half of an actual quote from Harvey Updyke, the infamous Toomer's Corner tree-poisoning Alabama Crimson Tide fan.

"I wish now that I had not killed those trees..."

Out of context, Updyke seems like a remorseful fan ready for a competitive Iron Bowl, but of course, that isn't the case.

The rest of the quote: "...just so I could do it again."

That's right, Updyke is out of jail and hating Auburn and its innocent oaks more than ever.

Joe Kinsey of BustedCoverage.com (h/t LostLettermen.com) spotted a Facebook post in which Updyke gave an interesting analysis on the upcoming Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn, saying he wishes he could re-poison the Toomer's Corner oaks.

Updyke was incarcerated for six months and was recently ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in restitution for poisoning the historic trees—but it is clear that he isn't feeling much remorse for his crime.

Joe Kinsey, Busted Coverage

In the Facebook post, Updyke trashed the Tigers' No. 4 ranking, saying if "Allburn" is the No. 4 team in the nation, then he is an "albino pimp."

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Updyke, who is presumably not an albino pimp, also explained in detail—using a racial slur along the way—that he hopes Nick Saban will sledgehammer Gus Malzahn into the dirt at midfield of Jordan-Hare Stadium.

He then went on to describe how harshly Alabama is going to beat Auburn, before he delivered the final punchline: "I wish I had not killed those trees just so I could do it again."

Auburn police might need to be on Updyke alert all weekend, even though he is legally barred from attending the Iron Bowl.

Auburn will play host to Alabama at 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday on CBS.

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