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Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

Posted on: July 4, 2010 11:02 am

Embattled Georgia AD Damon Evans is out of a job according to television station WSB in Atlanta.

The station cited sources that said Georgia president Michael Adams asked for and received Evans' resignation. Evans was arrested for an alleged DUI Wednesday night. His BMW was seen weaving across traffice lanes according to police reports. Evans was discovered with a pair of red panties between his legs, also according to the report. In the passenger seat was a 28-year-old woman who was not his wife.

According to the story, an official announcement will come on Monday.

While this doesn't impact Georgia football directly, it is not a proud time to be a Bulldog. Some speculate that Mark Richt is fighting for his job going into 2010. How that fight plays out is yet to be determined with a new, perhaps interim, AD.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Georgia

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2010 11:28 am

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

feardabeak....the fact that the police released information not relevant to the actual LEGAL issue should be troubling.
the 'red panty' part of the story is not relevant to the legal issue. If it is not illegal to have red panties on your car seat then what LEGAL purpose does  the release by the police of that piece of GOSSIP serve.
The only issue should be the DUI.....and by the way, thats a good enough reason to fire his ass.  But, the rest of it is just gossip and its really disgusting that the legal entity of law enforcement think it's relevant to the case.
So ya, the fact that our society, and evidently you,  thinks that part of the story is any of their business, or is germain to the issue, does demonstrate a 'brain dead' response.   

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2010 7:56 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

The sad fact of the matter is that if it had been a UGA athlete that had been involved in a DUI case with a young lady in the car, he would probably have been dismissed from his team and had his scholarship revoked while Damon Evans sat a table during the press conference looking saintly. You lead these young men and women by example. If you would punish them for a certain action, you shouldn't be guilty of it yourself.

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 7:06 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

If this was a court of law, none of the periferal information would be admissable. But, society does not live in the courtroom. We live in the world of public opinion and an information seeking press. Once Evans put his indescretions in public view by breaking the law, all else was free game. He opened the door with extremely poor judgement. If he wasn't such a public figure who makes a sizeable income because of that same fact, this would not be as newsworthy and the ancilary facts would not have leaked out. But, the fact that he is in the "limelight" and a role model for many young men, all is open to public view. Wouldn't you like to know the type of person who is influencing impressionable athletes and is charged with their livelihood? I do! Anyone who is associated with the University and the Athletic Department contributes to his income. He has a level of decoram that he must maintain and he failed. We are not a "brain dead" society, hooter, just one that wants accountablity from those who make important decisions in regard to the lives of young men and women.

Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:24 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

 You are probably still rooting for Tiger Woods. Character matters.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:15 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

Look at the two schools involved and you will see why UGA will let Evans go and Pitino is still at U of L.
Georgia is a first class program-enough said.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:14 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better.This information was on hours before CBS picked it up.
Be the leader or be gone.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 6:13 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

Look, this was on the AJC site hours ago.
If you want to be a top site, you need to be on the front end.
If you are not the lead dog, the view never changes.

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2010 4:17 pm
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Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2010 3:47 pm

the DUI should be the only issue in this story!

the DUI is a problem and deserves disciplinary action....BUT
 Is having a pair of panties on his seat while he's driving against the law? if not, then why the hell is the cop even including it in his report? 
If he's driving drunk thats easily proved, and as far as the law is concerned thats the only thing that should of been in the report.  i couldn't care less about what piece of a$$ he's doing.  
The idea that anyone thinks what two grown, consenting adults are doing is any of their business, or should have an effect on their employment, proves what a brain dead society this has become.

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2010 3:43 pm

Report: Damon Evans out as Georgia AD

I agree that what he did was wrong, and they should be held to the same level of accountability as their players. Where I have an issue is with the double standard applied to any student athlete vs. a regular student or teacher. Would a teacher, particularly a tenured teacher, also receive the same level of media attnetion, and ultimately lose their job?

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