A day after his Wednesday night arrest for DUI, a contrite Damon Evans stated during an emotional press conference that he had no intention of resigning his post as Georgia’s athletic director. The school’s president, however, left the door open for his AD to be fired.
With the release of the police report this evening, that sound you hear is said door slowly creaking shut.
In perhaps the most cringe-worthy of the details contained in the report, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that, when Evans’ 2009 BMW was pulled over by a Georgia State Trooper, one of the first things detected by the trooper — besides a strong odor of alcohol — was a pair of red panties situated between Evans’ legs. In the vehicle with the married Evans was a female who is not his wife — and who Evans described as “just a friend” at his press conference — and the trooper eventually questioned Evans as to why a pair of women’s unmentionables was near his happy place.
“She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home,” Evans said according to the police report.
(Who said chivalry was dead?)
As if the college football version of Bill Clinton‘s blue dress weren’t enough, Evans also tossed out the “do you know who I am?” card as a bargaining chip in an attempt to avoid arrest.
“I am not trying to bribe you but I’m the athletic director of the University of Georgia,” Evans said. Then, in a further attempt to collectively bargain his way out of an embarrassing situation, Evans told the officer that “I don’t want you to use who I am but I would just ask that you take me to a motel.”
Evans also requested that he be given a warning; “I told him I don’t issue warnings for a DUI,” the officer wrote in his report.
After the news of Evans’ arrest first surfaced, we were fairly certain that he would keep his job. With the release of this report, there seems to be almost no way he could keep his position.
—–EXTENDED BODY:—–EXCERPT:—–KEYWORDS:—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: alfredbEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 188.8.131.52URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 06:36:48 PMSo Evans is going to go from a $550,000 a yr job, that he could have kept for 20 years to unemployable.He’s already fired, that’s a given. I fear this could end very, very badly.—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: WizahdryEMAIL: email@example.comIP: 184.108.40.206URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 06:44:13 PMThat police report just killed his career—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: funiEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 220.127.116.11URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 06:48:11 PMHe’s from the SEC so they will give him a bonus! Redneck hicks.—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: JPEMAIL: email@example.comIP: 18.104.22.168URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 06:55:42 PMSo in the time it took him to see the flashing red & blue lights behind his car, pull over to the side, and come to a stop, it never ONCE crossed his mind that he might want to get rid of the panties between his legs?!?Either this guy is one of the stupidest on the face of the earth, or else he was not just a little bit buzzed but blasted completely out of his mind. Crazy.—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: UCantSpellLoseWithoutDetroitLionsEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 22.214.171.124URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 08:20:46 PMAt least the panties were red and not blue and orange. Go Dawgs! Sic’em! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: OpieEMAIL: email@example.comIP: 126.96.36.199URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 08:28:31 PMThis just went from not good, to bad, to “whaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh?!?” (Episode of Family Guy).I know the area well. 1st mistake: Driving down “that” road after 11pm. Cops sit and wait and a “Statey” no less = trouble.2nd mistake: talking.3rd mistake: having a cracked out red neck in your passenger seat. I mean, even if you somehow control yourself, that bat shit crazy creature is going to ruin it for you……I could go on, but let me paint a picture:your 6 minutes from a sweet ass raise in a job that you’ll have til you retire and…..blue lights. Can you imagine the twinge in your arse hole? Like getting a golf ball off the taint!At least he didn’t piss or shit himself….—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: SheHateMeEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 188.8.131.52URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 08:43:39 PMI will NEVER, EVER, understand why, unless you are married to an absolute PIG-DOG, these guys don’t just go home and take care of business, rather than throw few-and-far between, highly paid, jobs down the drain. He’ll never get another job paying even a tenth of what this one pays. Welcome to the real world, idiot…….—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: paragondawgEMAIL: email@example.comIP: 184.108.40.206URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 09:02:18 PMHey Florida naysayers: Georgia won the first game: 37-0; has the largest victory: 75-0; and Florida is only short of by one win against Georgia by almost a decade. History matters. Florida will not win more than three games against Georgia this decade. I will put $1,000.00 towards anyone’s favorite charity to show my support for the dawgs. Join my “Put up or shut for Charity” online and let the SEC lead the way in community matter as well. The challenge goes out to all SEC opponents. —–COMMENT:AUTHOR: overratedgatorsEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 220.127.116.11URL: DATE: 07/02/2010 11:15:45 PMUpon learning of the arrest, Urban Meyer immediately called to try and recruit Evans for the 2011 class.—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: Gatorfan1 EMAIL: email@example.comIP: 18.104.22.168URL: DATE: 07/03/2010 12:36:16 AMoverratedbulldogs:Pretty sad considering this is your school!!!—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: interestedEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgIP: 22.214.171.124URL: DATE: 07/03/2010 09:59:08 AMparagondawg, not invested in either Florida or Georgia but seriously, you must have been in the car with Evans because you are obviously still drunk. I couldn’t agree with you more, history does matter, especially recent history. Recent history as in Florida is 17-3 against Georgia since 1990. Especially since most recruitable student athletes don’t care about football history before they were even born. Name me a storied college rivalry in the country that has been as dominated as that. As a college football fan I would love to see this game return to a competitive format but you just wishing it to be so does’nt qualify as evidence of the likelyhood of it happening. As for your little wager challenge, you better check with your wife before you make that kind of boast. The bright side is that you are going to have a hefty income tax deduction in 2021.—–COMMENT:AUTHOR: 32maniacEMAIL: email@example.comIP: 126.96.36.199URL: DATE: 07/03/2010 11:58:14 AMI think the “Do you know who I am>” comment by Evans pretty much sums up his ego… What a dumb arse. Tossed a job and maybe career and marriage down the drain. Sorry excuse for a college AD. Hey Evans… hang on to those red panties…