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Source: Harvey Updyke declines plea

Updated: January 23, 2012, 4:02 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who is accused of poisoning the famous oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University, turned down a plea offer from prosecutors that would have required him to spend 13 years in prison and never attend a Crimson Tide sporting event for the rest of his life, a source close to the case told ESPN.com on Friday.

Updyke, a former Texas state trooper, turned down the plea offer earlier this month and is scheduled to begin trial at Lee County (Ala.) Circuit Court ...

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