CBS: Ex-UGA AD Gets “12 Months Confinement”

CBS-TV affiliate WGCL-TV in Atlanta first reported today that Damon Evans quietly pleaded guilty last Wednesday to a well-publicized, DUI charge in Atlanta on July 1.

Damon Evans facing jail after pleading guilty to DUI?

As part of his quilty plea, WGCL reported Evans was ordered to pay a $1,191.50 fine, complete 40 hours of community service “and must serve 12 months confinement.

Damon Evans facing jail after pleading guilty to DUI?

The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION though had a different accounting of the penalties Evans will face from the Atlanta court - at least according to Evans’ attorney.

Alexis Stevens of the AJC reported today after the WGCL story: Read more…

Sure Hope Damon Evans Told His Wife The Truth

Otherwise he’s screwed. (Not that he wasn’t already.)

Courtney Fuhrmann Photo Mugshot Arrested During Damon Evans DUI

Thanks to a public records request by the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION, the newspaper has obtained the phone records and emails of disgraced former Univ. of Georgia AD Damon Evans.

Evans was charged with DUI two weeks ago. During the arrest, a married, teary Evans was found to be accompanied by a female who wasn’t his wife and her red panties between his legs.

Tim Tucker of the AJC reports that as embarrassing as that might seem, it just got worse. Read more…

Wasted: 14,000 Georgia Football Guides Trashed

What’s a bigger waste then printing 14,000 University of Georgia football media guides? Trashing 14,000 University of Georgia football media guides because of two inaccurate pages.

Damon Evans Police Report DUI Arrest

Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports today that the school, “plans to reprint about 14,000 football media guides to replace references to ousted athletics director Damon Evans. The Bulldogs’ annual media guide, which is distributed to donors and recruits as well as the media, was printed shortly before Evans’ June 30 DUI arrest and subsequent resignation.

Longtime Georgia SID Claude Felton told Tucker that two pages referencing Evans will be changed and that he didn’t know how much the reprint would cost. (Right, wonder if the printers do?!)

Evans’ name will be removed from the athletic-director line in the “general information” section on page 2. And Evans’ bio on page 207 will be replaced with one of Crumley, who was named last week as the interim athletics director.

Felton said there were approximately 21,000 media guides in the original printing, with apparently 7,000 already distributed to donors, media and recruits.
Best part of the story: Read more…

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…

Married UGA AD DUI: 28 Yr Old Female Passenger

More details on the DUI arrest late last night in Atlanta of Univ. of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans are starting to bleed out.

Courtney Fuhrmann Photo Mugshot Arrested During Damon Evans DUI

(Courtney Fuhrmann mugshot - via WSB - Passenger in Evans’ vehicle)

The Georgia State Patrol said today that the previously unidentified passenger in Evans’ vehicle was 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann of Atlanta. When the married Evans was jailed, Fuhrmann, who is not Evans’ wife, was also taken into custody and booked for disorderly conduct.

Courtney Fuhrmann Photo Mugshot Arrested During Damon Evans DUI

The ATHENS BANNER-HERALD has more on what led to her arrest. 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.

Evans:

“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…