Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta reports early Sunday that Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans, recently cited for DUI, has resigned.
A source close to the University of Georgia Athletic Department told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein early Sunday that Damon Evans is out as the school’s Athletic Director.
Sources told Klein that UGA President Michael Adams asked for and received Evans resignation. The official announcement would come Monday in Athens.
An unbylined website story from WXIA-TV in Atlanta reported the same shortly after Klein’s story:
Sources close to the matter confirmed to 11Alive News that Damon Evans will resign as athletic director at the University of Georgia.
After the DUI charges were first made public, Evans held a press conference last Thursday in which he gave no indication he would resign. Evans said at the time:
“I talk about setting the tone and setting an example and I failed at that. I sincerely apologize for my actions. I hope you find it your hearts to forgive me. I made a grave, grave mistake. My actions have put a black cloud over our storied program. I have to take a step back and get on track.”
Adams also made no commitment about the future status of the athletic director at that time, instead promising a “full review of the matter” when he got back from vacation.
But after the incident report of Evans’ DUI arrest was made public last Friday, apparently Adams had a change of heart in asking to Evans to quit. Read more…