BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Auburn's coach Gene Chizik and Alabama's coach Nick Saban issued a joint statement in response to the poisoning of the Toomer's Corner trees. They ask fans from both universities to show respect for one another and continue to enjoy the "greatest rivalry in college football." Read the full statement below:
"This is an isolated incident by one individual that is not representative of what the greatest rivalry in college football is all about. The players and coaches at both schools have a tremendous amount of respect for each other on and off the field, and we encourage our fans to show that same amount of respect now and in the future. We will move beyond this regrettable incident and continue to enjoy this great rivalry."