â†µUPDATE: Georgia president Michael Adams made the announcement Monday that Evans resigned his post as the university's athletic director. â†µâ†µ
â†µDamon Evans has had a very bad week in general. But it is the specific details of this week that may mean that Georgia's athletic director is unemployed come next week. â†µâ†µ
â†µEvans told the Georgia State Patrol Trooper who stopped him, "I am not trying to bribe you but I'm the athletic director of the University of Georgia." That appeal to his status wasn't the only one: "I apologize and don't want to use my influence" and "I don't want you to use who I am but I would just ask that you take me to a motel" both appear in the incident report. (Report via Sports By Brooks.) â†µâ†µ
â†µFurthermore, Evans, who is described as "crying uncontrollably" as he is taken into jail in the report, tried to rationalize his decision, telling the trooper, "We go through life and we all drink and jump in a car." That's not much of a lesson, coming from the the DUI-dissuading Evans. â†µâ†µ
â†µBut the killer detail is the most lurid line in the report: "I noted the subject had a red pair of lady's panties between his legs." Evans tried to explain that, and the woman in his passenger seat, away—"She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home"—and likely only made things worse. Evans is married, has two children, and has absolutely no chance of being involved with the University of Georgia going forward as anything but the punchline to a sad joke. â†µâ†µ
â†µBetween his alleged crime itself and the details that have followed, it's hard to imagine Georgia keeping the disgraced Evans on as AD past this holiday weekend. It's almost as baffling that Evans hasn't yet resigned with what little remains of his dignity. His life has fallen apart for the world to see, and his wisest move might be to disappear from the public eye for as long as possible. â†µâ†µ
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