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Rashaan Evans: Auburn fans telling restaurants not to serve my family

Rashaan EvansThe moment five-star linebacker Rashaan Evans announced his decision to sign with Alabama, we knew he was going to become public enemy number one for Auburn fans. Evans is from Auburn and went to Auburn High School. For that reason, he is considered a traitor. That doesn’t mean his family should be banned from local restaurants.

Evans told TideSports.com on Monday that Auburn fans are trying to make his life at home miserable.

“It’s getting worse,” he said. “Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.

“It’s hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It’s grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.”

Not only that, but Evans said he even has people at his high school trying to manipulate teachers into thinking he is a bad kid.

“It’s just crazy right now,” he added. “What’s getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It’s just bad right now.”

On social media, Evans said he has had followers tell him they hope he tears his ACL and that his family did a poor job of raising him. He previously described it as the entire city treating him like he is Satan.

As Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster could tell Evans, people say some horrendous stuff on Twitter. He knew there would be backlash when he chose to play for his hometown’s biggest rival. Unfortunately, fans take it too far and that’s not going to change. He’ll just have to learn to tune it out as best he can.

Rashaan Evans: Auburn fans treating me like I’m Satan

Rashaan EvansSigning day is supposed to be a milestone day for many high school recruits. These are athletes who have worked hard for the past several years to have the chance to receive a college scholarship, so announcing where they’re going to school is a big deal. But apparently things haven’t been great for Rashaan Evans since he announced last week that he was signing with Alabama.

Evans is a five-star linebacker from Auburn, Ala., and considered to be one of the top recruits in the country. Since he’s from Auburn and attends Auburn High School, it’s no surprise that Tigers fans have taken his collegiate decision badly.

Check out what Evans tweeted on Monday night:

Come on Rashaan, you’ve been around Auburn fans all your life. You really surprised they aren’t taking your decision too well?

Seriously though, I do feel badly for him. You know people must be making his life difficult all because of that choice. But if you’re a defensive player from the state of Alabama, choosing to play for Nick Saban is probably the best thing you can do. How can you blame him?

Rashaan Evans signs with Alabama, stuns Auburn fans

Rashaan Evans, one of the most followed recruits in the Auburn/Alabama national signing day rivalry, committed to Alabama on Wednesday. The five-star outside linebacker and top-ranked player at his position is from Auburn and attends Auburn High School, which made the Tigers the favorite to land him. Instead, Nick Saban stole another one.

Evans will almost certainly emerge as public enemy No. 1 for Auburn fans after signing day. As Eye on College Football pointed out, Auburn seemed confident Evans was going to pick his hometown school up until he made his decision. The image you see below appeared on Auburn’s athletics website before Evans announced his decision.

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Auburn also uploaded Evans’ highlight video to their Youtube account.

Did Saban’s dance moves seal the deal for Evans? A video of the Tide coach doing the “Electric Slide” went viral last month, and it appeared to be uploaded by Evans’ brother. That man has some unorthodox recruiting tactics.