Posted 07/02/2010 at 08:05 PM
The police report is now out and Damon Evans will soon be out of a job in Athens, GA. The 40-year old athletics director at the University of Georgia was arrested Wednesday night at 11:54 p.m. Eastern and charged with DUI in Atlanta.
The DUI was one thing, but the rest of the details are what will seal Evans' fate and result in his pink slip in the next 24-72 hours. According to the arresting officer's version of events, when Evans was pulled over in the Buckhead area and asked how he felt, he replied, "I'm feeling pretty good."
Not anymore he isn't.
The officer also alleges that Evans conceded that he had consumed "three vodka drinks." The officer states that Evans' eyes were "watery" and "bloodshot."
But here's the kicker, the pimpslap that no AD in the SEC can survive. The officer states in his report, "I also noticed that the subject had a red pair of lady’s panties between his legs."
I'm not here to pass judgement on Evans, who has obviously made a career-crushing mistake that'll haunt him for many years to come. I'm just here to say that there's no way a married AD in the SEC can survive a DUI and a 28-year-old woman in his car near midnight on a Wednesday, especially when her panties are off and they're the same color as the school's uniforms.
Nope, that's a deal breaker.
And like I said when I first heard the news yesterday morning, school president Dr. Michael Adams has got to be fired as well. If you're a UGA fan, you have to be absolutely appalled that Adams was able to run the school's most legendary figure, Vince Dooley, out of town in favor of Evans.
That factoid just has to turn the stomach of the UGA faithful.
Georgia has now been embarrassed nationally three separate times since 2003. For starters, Adams overruled Dooley and insisted on hiring Jim Harrick, who had worked with Adams at Pepperdine. Harrick then got pinched by Tony Cole, who ran his mouth to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap about NCAA violations galore.
The World Wide Leader saved the story for the last week of the college basketball regular season. In the week leading up to the 2003 NCAA Tournament, the college hoops world was centered on Harrick and his son, who became a punch line for teaching a class in which a final exam question consisted of, "How many points does a team get for making a 3-pointer?"
The second stain on the school was when Adams refused to give Dooley the contract extension he requested. Nevermind all that Dooley had accomplished for Georgia in the decades before Adams got to town, the relatively new school president somehow won a power struggle that resulted in Dooley leaving Athens.
And now Adams' hand-picked successor for Dooley has brought this shameful ordeal into the national spotlight. All three times, the ultimate blame belongs to Adams.
That fact has to beg the question: How in the hell is Dr. Michael Adams still the president of the University of Georgia?