Found April 17, 2013 on
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The oaks at Toomer’s Corner are gone thanks to a crazy guy named Harvey Updyke who poisoned them, they will live on in tattoo form. The War Eagle Reader was able to obtain pictures of the tattoo as well as the guy’s name which happens to be Giancarlo Guida. Guida happens to be a former rugby player for the Auburn Tigers and was a part of the team that won the 1999 SEC National Championship. According to The War Eagle Reader, Guida has this to say about Harvey Updyke: I thought it was a great way to capture the trees after that asshole killed them. This is definitely one way to reminder Toomer’s Corner.
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