UGA AD arrested for DUI, apologizes

ATLANTA – University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans was arrested for DUI late Wednesday, according to published reports.

During a press conference Thursday, Evans apologized for his arrest, but he did not resign his post.

“I let this university down, I let my family down, I let everyone (in the) Bulldog Nation down. I let so many people down that have supported me and believed in me along the way,” the Athens Banner-Herald quoted Evans as saying.

According a various reports, a 28-year-old woman – who wasn’t his wife – was in Evans’ car at the time of his arrest. Evans has served as the university’s athletic director since 2004 when he replaced UGA legend Vince Dooley.

In a statement, University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams indicated additional “action” could be taking pending a review.

“Drinking and driving is a serious matter, and I was extremely disappointed to hear of the arrest,” Adams said. “Certainly this is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set.

“I have high regard for Damon personally; I care deeply about him and his family and know him to be a man of integrity,” he added. “He has sincerely apologized to me for the embarrassment this has brought upon the university. I was notified of this matter while away on vacation and will reserve further action pending a full review by staff and legal counsel.”

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