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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Adams Statement on Evans Arrest

Here's the full statement from Michael Adams regarding the Damon Evans arrest. I'll have a full post on Evans' statements shortly.

"UGA Athletic Director Damon Evans informed me early this morning of his arrest and provided me an account of the events of last night. Drinking and driving is a serious mater, and I was extremely disappointed to hear of his arrest. Certainly this is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set. I have high regard for Damon personally; I care deeply about him and his family and know him to be a man of integrity. He has sincerely apologized to me for the embarrassment this has brought upon the university. I was notified of this matter while away on vacation and will reserve further action pending a full review by staff and legal counsel."

15 comments:

UGA69Dawg said...

What do you think of his chances of surviving? Either being fired or set on fire by his wife.

Anonymous said...

Cannot believe he is staying and did not offer his resignation. What a shrewd power play: "I'm not resigning, you're going to have to fire me."

Anonymous said...

"i care about him deeply...man of integrity...he has sincerely apologized"

sounds like adams would like to keep him...

Ozam said...

Irrespective of Damon's job performance, the appropriate course of action here is clear.

UGA has no tolerance for underage drinking and the consequences of getting caught are severe. To give him a pass sends the WRONG message to everyone.

No doubt this a sad and unfortunate situation, but Damon has no one to blame but himself.

The fact he commented that he did not even consider resigning demonstrates he is more concerned about himself than the institution he represents.

80DAWG said...

He has to go. I will pray for him and his family, but he cannot lead young people after this action. He should resign.

Anonymous said...

UGA has a policy for underage drinking, and he was not underage so that policy means nothing here.

If a student or student athlete is not underage drinking, but legally drinking and then gets arrested for a DUI, what is the usual punishment for them? This is the real significance. Do the athletes normally sign a no drinking policy, or anything that stipulates punishment?


Evans needs to be compared to something that is similar, not an athlete or somebody else under different agreements and rules.

IF he is fired, it should be because of not wanting him or because of the chick that he was not married to, and even then I don't think that he should be fired for "strange" on the side.

If you want him to go because of embarrassment, that is fine as well. Or say he is held to a higher standard. Tying this to underage drinking makes no sense.

Let the big donors decide, they are the ones that pay the bills and have the say when he is hired, so let's just all be honest and leave it up to the people that hold the real power.

I personally think his a$$ is grass once he gets home, his wife is probably mucho embarrassed, and that is the worst thing for a man to do, embarrass your wife by doing something that she knew nothing about and make her look dumb and stupid and insignificant.

Ozam said...

Anon....

While your points are well taken you miss the big point! Irrespective of the particular alcoholic rules that may or may not be in place, the University has a very low tolerance for alcoholic related issues.

Unfortunately, Damon has lost the privilege of representing UGA (irrespective of what this may or maynot cost).

Lawson Bailey said...

You can not have a person in a leadership role have an alcohol related arrest and not fire that person when the alcohol related issues are the problem they have been at UGA.
Yes it was a mistake, but that mistake has consequences. Evans got behind the wheel. Now he has to lose his job. Maybe then people will understand that no is exempt from bad decisions. The fact that Adams is waiting for advice from legal council shows that he is looking to fire him with cause and no be forced to pay out Damons contract.

Calder said...

Question: Does keeping Evans hurt recruiting?

Anonymous said...

He is a token negro in the Southeastern conference, no way he fires him

Anonymous said...

There are lingering questions:

1) Did he get it?

2) Was she any good?

3) What's her phone number?

Anonymous said...

This event threatens the "mutual admiration society" of Richt, Adams and Evans. Each trying to support the other while the football, basketball and baseball programs are in the dumpster!

ucheedawg said...

Adams knows him to be a man of integrity? Hmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

I think we should hire as the new AD, PAT PAULSEN.

Crying uncontrollably.

Red Panties on his lap after Police pulled him over, in between his legs, while he fumbled through his wallet dropping stuff while talkatively talking to State Trooper 1st Class.

Only knew the gal a week or so according to the pantiless gal at midnight the day before the 4th of July Weekend.

Take them to a motel.

Yeah, I got that Damon.

Take you to a motel.

He will get off scot-free the heretofore Pantiless. gal repeatedly addressed the fine Trooper 1st Class.

Drove OVER the yellow centerline with Trooper spun around U-turn now behind him, following him after he could not maintain lane twice while Trooper 1st Class was first traveling in the other direction.

Beluga Martini Bar.

Live Entertainment starting at 10:30 p.m. 6 nights a week with the finest Entertainers in the nation. Late Night Stop for Buckhead Movers and Shakers.

This is Peachtree Street at Piedmont Road. You take Piedmont Road over 5 miles up Highway US 19 Roswell Road from Buckhead to Roswell Road, right, toward Chastain Park inside I-285, the very nicest parts of the City of Atlanta.

Privileged.

6 feet 3 inches tall 210 lbs and she is 5 feet 10 inches tall 130 lbs, and from the look of her well-endowed charms, this lady knew exactly with whom she was spending the evening with.

Courtney Nay Fuhrmann BS Journalism Georgia Southern University July 2006 Spring Commencement, shows she is from Martinez Georgia (Augusta.)

She was “Mad” because he was going to get off and she wasn’t. Excuse me young lady, you were not going to be arrested. You got arrested and it could have been on multiple charges; you only are charged with Obstruction Disorderly Conduct. Why in the world would you force the GSP to arrest you ? Oh, yeah, I remember because Damon got you drunk. A tall black football player from 1988, and you a full-figured tall white girl. You should have and could have been arrested on 3 more charges Courtney Nay.

In 6 minutes, you would have made 3 million dollars Damon.

How cushy a job is that ?

Celebrate ?

Not with your wife and 2 kids 2 hours away.

But, in downtown Buckhead South of Lenox Square North of West Paces Ferry Road at Piedmont and Peachtree.

With a gal who graduated Spring 2006 from college. In all respects, twice her age.

Curl up on a Coach, Flirt by the Fireplace, unwind by the Aquarium, or mingle with the Movers and Shakers by the Main Bar at Beluga Martini Bar. Nice. What that cost ?

For every Mood and Occasion.

Such as Celebrating your $ 3 million dollar contract to start in 6 minutes with your wife and your son and your daughter – scratch that – skank.

This is their Advertisement :

http://www.hopstop.com/images/yp/265460609/782002591.jpg

Ok, so she is from Martinez, he is driving, they just left Beluga Martini Bar, drove up Piedmont, across Peachtree, right on US 19 North Roswell Road in the swankiest part of town and the most dangerous road toward Chastain Park.

Anonymous said...

And The University of Georgia Athletics Director, hired by none other than Michael F. Adam$ in 2004 when he FIRED Vincent J. Dooley who put this Athletics Department together, is bargaining with the Georgia State Patrol that HE HAS INFLUENCE and not to use it but can you take us to a MOTEL please Officer ?

Pimp Mobile ?

The Georgia State Patrol is supposed to take you 2 to a Motel to Celebrate your three million dollar contract starting in 6 minutes.

Animal House.

This is a lot better than Animal House.

I want to keep my job.

Boss out of town on Vacation.

The contract is Null and Void.

Your marriage is a SHAM.

Your son and your daughter are cute kids and your wife is gorgeous.

At what point, did you think that maybe you should have handed her back her red panties ?

Maybe as the Officer walked up ?

Get this one now.

“I feel pretty good” he said as Damon, smiled and laughed for no apparent reason.

“I don’t want to use my influence, but she is just trying to protect me.”

From what ? The Georgia State Patrol 1st Class ?

“You are too impaired to drive, and he agreed” Damon saying “maybe so.”

You want to know the truth of the matter.

Neither one of these people are very smart, Courtney Nay and Damon M.

Black guy middle-aged and white girl 4 years after graduating college in a BMW 750i at Midnight night before 4th July Weekend out celebrating the 3 million dollar 5 year contract about to start 6 minutes later at 11:54 p.m. crossing the yellow center line in the Nicest part of this city of 6 million on a street that is too small to navigate and always has been.

With Red Panties between his legs, a football player at UGA in 1988, from Gainesville, about the same year she was born.

With the Officer asking him why he has Red Panties between his legs after he signaled him to stop.

Jeez Louise.

They should make this into a Movie.

“I have a young lady and SHE is intoxicated and I am just trying to get her home.”

Yeah.

Or the Georgia State Patrol can just please take you to a Motel.

God Almighty.

I have heard it all.

I wonder when the young gal put her red panties back on, or does Damon M. still have them between his legs ?

Your red panties are between his legs, he is driving you both to your home, and he is 2 hours away from his wife, daughter and son, and you 2 are celebrating Michael F. Adam$’ 5-Year $3 million dollar contract to begin 6 minutes AFTER you are arrested.

Maybe Courtney Nay went into the Atlanta Jail on Peachtree Street though the Sally Port Pantiless.

“That I promise you 1 thing, that he will get OFF,” Courtney Nay again repeatedly promised the arresting Georgia State Patrol Trooper 1st Class.

You are an Idiot Damon, and always have been.

Congratulations on your HIRE Michael F. Adam$.