The self-proclaimed biggest fan for the Alabama Crimson Tide was removed from the Southeastern Conference softball tournament today in Tuscaloosa.
Updyke is most noted for calling into the Paul Finebaum Radio Show claiming to have poisoned Auburn's Toomer's Oaks in January of 2011. The call led Auburn officials to test soil samples near the tree which determined that the famed oaks had indeed been poisoned.
Efforts have been made since that time to save the trees and officials recently said that they believed that they are near death.
Updyke has been charged with poisoning the trees but has yet to be tried to the crime.
University of Alabama officials immediately took the stance that Updyke was a rogue fan acting on his own and sent him a letter telling him that he could not visit the University campus. Numerous reports have indicated that Updyke was at all of the home football games in Tuscaloosa in 2011 but officials never found him or arrested him for violating the request.
Law enforcement approached Updyke today at the tournament game between Alabama and Georgia once they were notified he was in attendance and asked him to leave. Updyke complied with the request and it is not known if other actions were taken.
University officials have acknowledged that Updyke was at the tournament and asked to leave.