A man who claimed to poison the Toomer's Corner oaks called into The Paul Finebaum Show on Jan. 27 to brag about his deed.
"Al from Dadeville" told Finebaum that he did it in response to Auburn fans putting a Cam Newton jersey on the Paul "Bear" Bryant statue during the Iron Bowl. (Listen to the Finebaum call here.)
"Al" said two weeks later he poisoned the trees at Toomer's Corner, using a herbicide called Spike 80DF, which Auburn police say indeed was used to poison the iconic trees.
"Let me tell you what I did: After the Iron Bowl, I went to Auburn, Ala., because I live 30 miles away, and I poisoned the two Toomer's trees. I put Spike 80 DF on them. They're not dead yet, but they definitely will die."
Finebaum told "Al" that his actions were against the law.
"Do you think I care?" he responded, adding a "Roll Damn Tide" before hanging up.
Auburn University put out a press release Wednesday saying the Toomer's Corner trees were poisoned and are not expected to survive.