University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans Apologizes for Driving Drunk
Early this month, Damon Evans, the athletic director of the University of Georgia, was arrested for drunk driving as he was swerving in and out of lanes along Atlanta’s roads.
“As I sit before all of you, I am very ashamed and embarrassed by my actions,” Evans said at a news conference. “I let this university down, I let my family down, I let the Bulldog nation down. I believe my actions have put a black cloud over our program. I never thought I would bring so much shame to this storied university.”
In the car with Evans was a 28-year-old female passenger, Courtney Fuhrmann, who was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she repeatedly ignored warnings to remain inside Damon’s BMW as the Georgia state trooper conducted a routine sobriety test.
Fuhrman’s presence adds even more drama to already tumultuous story as Evans is a married father of two, even though he alleges that the two are “just friends”.
Evans was hired to replace the university’s previous athletic director and football coach Vince Dooley, who left the school following a fiery dispute over his contract with University of Georgia’s president.
While Evans is a much celebrated and honored replacement, this event is likely to add an unfortunate smudge on his young career and reputation at the university.
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