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Alahunter
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The Nutbags Strike Back: Updyke’s Family Gets Death Threats

Shock of shocks, the quacky act of Harvey Updyke — “Al from Dadeville” on “The Paul Finebaum Show” — has flushed out a few more crazies. The family of the man who poisoned Auburn’s oak trees now claims to be receiving death threats from Tiger fans. And I don’t doubt it for a second.

“We have children and grandchildren getting death threats from Auburn fans,” a man claiming to be Updyke’s son told The Mobile Press-Register. “We’re having to pull teenagers, 13- and 14-year-old kids, out of school because people are threatening them.”

Who didn’t see this coming? In fact, we said yesterday morning that this type of nonsense — from the other side of the rivalry — was to be expected. Heck, everyone knew this was coming.

Finebaum told ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach that he expects the UA-AU rivalry to become even more heated following Updyke’s attack on Toomer’s Corner. “I almost hate to say what I should say — that perhaps I’m surprised we haven’t seen anything worse. I think it will get worse. I really do.”

Hey, nutjobs, here’s how you lose sympathy in a situation like this: You make death threats against innocent people. Those oak trees were a symbol of Auburn University and AU fans have every right to be sad, mad and disgusted. But they were trees. Threatening to kill people is not a proportional response. The best response, of course, would be to do nothing except buck up, move forward and show clowns like Updyke that they can’t get under your skin.

As for Updyke, he has a daughter named Crimson and a son named Bear. His son — not sure if it was “Bear” or not – said that his father has a pacemaker and suffers from kidney failure, high blood pressure and diabetes, and is on 21 different medications. He also said his 62-year-old father is being treated like “a rapist or a murderer… he hasn’t been convicted yet.”

He hasn’t been convicted, but he did call a nationally syndicated radio show to say that he killed the trees. And that he didn’t care if the act was illegal. Good look to his court-appointed attorney beating that one.

In addition, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama reports that Updyke has been arrested twice before — in 1996 (criminal mischief) and in 2004 (theft).

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NorthGwinnettTiger
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Hunter with the breaking news as always.


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HailToTheChiz
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believe it...if thats all auburn folks do then bama fans should be thankful

for all he knows, it is even bama fans who are pissed but hes too delusional to know that
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chilld28
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quote:

Those oak trees were a symbol of Auburn University and AU fans have every right to be sad, mad and disgusted. But they were trees. Threatening to kill people is not a proportional response
x 100000


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Alahunter
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“We have children and grandchildren getting death threats from Auburn fans,” a man claiming to be Updyke’s son told The Mobile Press-Register. “We’re having to pull teenagers, 13- and 14-year-old kids, out of school because people are threatening them.”


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HailToTheChiz

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if thats all auburn folks do then bama fans should be thankful


Really?


HailToTheChiz
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quote:


Really?


yes


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Dawgonit
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I am so glad I left the state of Alabama. Good God.


Luke
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you reap what you sow....


AUTigLN11
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Hey, nutjobs, here’s how you lose sympathy in a situation like this:


I don't condone death threats against his family. Especially his kids, it's not their fault they were birthed by two redneck pieces of trash. But we don't want sympathy, we want revenge.
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chadau79
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I am not surprised at all. It sucks that people are doing this to his family, but it is not shocking. You can't fix stupid, and we all have some stupid fans.


Dribble
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bona fide


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Alahunter
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quote:

Luke


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you reap what you sow...


another approval of death threats to kids.


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NorthGwinnettTiger
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quote:

we don't want sympathy, we want revenge.


parkjas2001
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10 to 1 those kids dont make it to Memorial Day.


chilld28
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Well poison some of our trees and leave the guy's family alone. I have never seen so many people get their panties in a wad over a already dying arse tree.


MCHamaBama
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But we don't want sympathy, we want revenge.


Come after our statues and we will make your eagle into a Church's 2 piece.


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Damn Good Dawg
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I am so glad I left the state of Alabama. Good God.


welcome back home. our state is a one trick pony

either your a dawg or you're different, and being different is bad
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parkjas2001
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you're different


Tech fan...


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