Georgia AD Evans Reportedly Resigns After DUI

Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta reports early Sunday that Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans, recently cited for DUI, has resigned.

Damon Evans Police Report DUI Arrest

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.

Courtney Fuhrmann Photo Mugshot Arrested During Damon Evans DUI

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…

Teary UGA AD: ‘pair of red panties between legs’

I’ve obtained the recently-released Georgia State Patrol incident report of the DUI arrest of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans.

Damon Evans Police Report DUI Arrest

(You can read complete incident report here)

From the arresting officer’s narrative, Evans admitted that he had consumed three liquor drinks when he was pulled over and said after the officer approached his vehicle, “I am not trying to bribe you but I’m the athletic director of the University of Georgia.”

Other notable excerpts from the narrative:

When the officer told Evans that he was impaired and should not be driving, Evans said, “maybe so.”

The officer reported that during the traffic stop at one point Evans said, “I feel pretty good.” The officer noted Evans then “smiled and laughed for no apparent reason.

The officer described the passenger in the car, 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrman, as “loud and obnoxious.” When the officer arrested Fuhrmann, Evans said, “I have a young lady and she is intoxicated and I’m just trying to get her home. I apologize and don’t want to use my influence but she is trying to protect me.

When Evans was arrested the officer wrote that the Georgia AD “admitted again that he’d been drinking and started crying.” Read more…

Video: Georgia Athletic Director Drunk Driving PSA

Late Wednesday Univ. of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans was arrested in Atlanta on a DUI charge. After being taken to jail by a Georgia State Trooper, Evans, who earlier had failed a field sobriety test, refused a breathalyzer test.

Damon Evans Drunk Driving PSA

Ironically, Evans previously appeared in a DUI prevention public service announcement video that ran throughout Sanford Stadium during Georgia home football games.


“Don’t drink and drive and don’t let your friends drink and drive because if you drink and drive you lose. Go Dogs!” Read more…

Univ. of Georgia Athletic Director Arrested For DUI

Fox 5 in Atlanta reports Thursday that University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans was arrested for DUI late Wednesday night.

Damon Evans DUI mugshot

A Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled Evan’s 2009 BMW over in Atlanta around 11:55 p.m. After failing a field sobriety test, Evans, and a passenger who was riding in the vehicle, were taken to jail.

While at the Atlanta Pre-trial Detention Center Evans then refused a breathalyzer test.

The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports the Georgia State Patrol has since released a statement on the matter. Read more…