Petition calls for renaming Mike Hubbard Blvd. to Cam Newton Run

Petition calls for renaming Mike Hubbard Blvd. to Cam Newton Run

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Some are calling for a street in Alabama named after former state Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard to be renamed.

Mike Hubbard Boulevard runs from the intersection of Glenn Avenue and Bent Creek Road into the Auburn University Regional Airport, located just off Exit 57 in Opelika.

After Hubbard was found guilty on 12 of 23 ethics charges last week, a petition to change the street's name to Cam Newton Run popped up on MoveOn.org.

The petition says the change would capture the Auburn spirit while depoliticizing an expected rename:

"With exit 57 serving as a prominent gateway to Auburn fans, prospective students, opponents and the like, "Cam Newton Run" recognizes one of Auburn's most famous graduates and athletes who has served as a prominent and effective ambassador for Auburn both on and off the field. This rename also serves as a way to depoliticize what may be considered by many in this community to be a painful yet imminent name change . WDE and thanks for the support."

The petition can be found at this link.

What do you think? Cast your vote in the poll attached to this story.

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