Rashaan Evans’ decision to play for Alabama has placed his family’s business in the crosshairs.
According to posts on The Bunker, an Auburn Tigers message board, fans and supporters of Auburn, angered by Rashaan Evans’ decision to attend the University of Alabama, are attempting to take their revenge on Evan’s parents’ business.
A post culled from the site by Alabama Sports PRSS provides details of Auburn supporters’ plan of attack:
“Looks like the Corner Market (full address disclosed) is owned by R&C Enterprises LLC. The property was sold at the 2012 Lee County tax sale for back taxes. On June 30, 2013, the property was redeemed by R&C. R&C has not paid its 2013 taxes of (full amount disclosed). Also, looks like they owe various 2013 personal property taxes for their home (full amount disclosed) and for other property located in Lee County (all outside the City of Auburn). Tax info for Alan & Chenavis Evans and R&C Enterprises LLC all online.
“This is the Evans household (primary residence) (full address of where this family lives disclosed), which is not in the Auburn City Limits, it’s in Lochapoka. All the Evans children attend Auburn City Schools illegally by trying to own property in the city limits but yet not reside there. Bottom line is they don’t live in Auburn. They don’t pay taxes in Auburn and appropriately don’t pay taxes on anything. And if you want to dig a little further go look up the amount of liens on this property at the courthouse. Wow!
“Looks like they are in serious debt and Rashaan did what was best for his family.”
For his part, Evans has been surprised by the extent of the reaction. Speaking to TideSports, he said he wasn’t surprised by fans’ anger, only by the vitriol aimed at he and his family.
“It’s just crazy right now. What’s getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble,” Evans told Andrew Bone. “They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It’s just bad right now.
“Social media has definitely been the worst. People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in game one. They will laugh when I do. They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn’t raise me right. It’s just crazy.”
Evans took to Twitter to express his surprise:
All I did was commit to a university to get my education and pursue my dreams but a whole city gone try and treat me like I’m satan #Really
— Rashaan Evans (@616evans4) February 11, 2014
The Auburn Creed, touted by Tigers fans as an expression of their lofty ideals, reads in part:
I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.
Of course, this only applies if your fellow man chooses to attend Auburn. If he chooses a rival school, all bets are off.