Once the police report came out Friday, you just new the above headline was coming sooner rather than later.
According to Zach Klein, sports director of WSB-TV, Damon Evans is out as Georgia’s athletic director. UGA president Michael Adams reportedly asked for and received Evans’ resignation.
In the wake of his DUI arrest this past week, Evans was publicly resolute in not resigning his position. However, the release of the police report — replete with red panties between his legs and multiple uses of the “do you know who I am?” card — obviously left neither the university nor Evans much of a choice.
Just where the school turns to for a replacement remains to be seen — one name already mentioned multiple times is Florida senior AD Greg McGarity — but one person who will have at least one eye on the proceedings will be head football coach Mark Richt. Evans was one of Richt’s staunchest supporters, and the absence of such a strong advocate could be a significant loss for a coach who, if he has another fair-to-middlin’ season in 2010, could find his backside inching closer to the proverbial hot seat.