DUI Arrest Ends Tenure of Georgia Athletics Director
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The University of Georgia announced the resignation of Damon Evans as athletics director Monday, following days of speculation over whether he could keep his job after being arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence. Evans initially tried to keep his job and made a public apology. But university officials acted after more details came out about the arrest, particularly embarrassing as Georgia has faced a series of scandals over the years because of the behavior of athletes. Among the details reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: When it became clear that Evans was going to be arrested, he told an officer, "I am not trying to bribe you but I'm the athletic director of the University of Georgia." In addition, when stopped, Evans had between his legs the underwear of a woman who was in the car (who was not his wife, and who was arrested for disorderly conduct).