There is nothing official yet from the University of Georgia, but the police report for athletic director Damon Evans left the school very few options. ESPN is reporting that Evans has been relieved of his duties, while other media outlets are saying the decision has already been made to fire him. A press conference later today should confirm that.
Among other things the report from the Georgia State Police reveals that Evans tried to use his position to influence the officer’s arresting decision, cried like a baby when booked at the police station, and finally that when pulled over he had a pair of women’s panties between his legs. So much for the woman sitting next to him in the vehicle–Courtney Fuhrmann–being “just a friend.”
Here’s more from Digital Sports Daily:
According to the report, after refusing a breathalyzer test Evans told the arresting officer, “I am not trying to bribe you, but I am the athletic director of the University of Georgia.” Evans repeatedly asked the officer not to arrest him. “I don’t want to use who I am, but I would ask you that you just take me to a hotel.”
“I am not trying to bribe you but is there anything you can do without arresting me,” Evans asked the officer according to the report. “We go through life and we all drink and we jump into cars,” Evans said according to the report.
The female passenger in Evan’s car, Courtney Fuhrmann, was arrested for disorderly conduct after she refused to stay in the car at the officer’s request. Fuhrman told the officer, “That I promise you one thing, he will get off. Just to let you know it will be erased because he is the Athletic Director of UGA and he has that power. Fuhrmann, according to the report said she had been seeing Evans for about a week or so. The officer asked Evans why there were a pair of red panties in between the seats, and Evans replied, “She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.”
The report says Evans began crying uncontrollably when he was booked into Atlanta City Jail.