Report: Evans out as Georgia AD
According to a report on WSB-TV in Atlanta, Damon Evans is out as Georgia athletics director following his DUI charge on Wednesday night in Atlanta.
It is unknown whether the 40-year-old Evans, who was the first African-American AD in SEC history, was fired by president Michael Adams or if he elected to resign in wake of the incident.
Evans replaced longtime Bulldogs athletics director and former coach Vince Dooley in 2004. He was scheduled to begin a new five-year contract that would have paid him $550,000 annually.
The prevailing sentiment is that Evans could have survived the DUI charge, but that the situation changed when the police report was released on Friday. According to police, he repeatedly referred to his position at the school before being arrested and the officer found a pair of red panties between his legs.
Evans, a married father of two children, was arrested along with 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann, who was charged with disorderly conduct. Evans said that Fuhrmann was nothing more than a friend, according to the report. However, Fuhrmann reportedly later told the officer that the two had been seeing each other for about a week or so.
The executive board of the Georgia Athletic Association is expected to hold a teleconference on Monday, while the university is expected to put out a news release regarding Evans’ future shortly thereafter.
Evans was one of head coach Mark Richt’s biggest supporters, so it will be interesting to see how his departure will affect Richt’s status — particularly if the Bulldogs have a subpar season.
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