There wasn't much pizazz to Mark Richt's press conference. Georgia fans won't mind.
Damon Evans has told at least two University of Georgia athletic department officials that he is out as the school's athletic director, according to a person close to the UGA program.
The person asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak on the matter.
He said it's not completely clear whether Evans' departure, when announced, would be characterized as a resignation or a firing.
But just before he was booked into Atlanta City Jail on a DUI charge, Evans was "crying uncontrollably," said Trooper M. Cabe, who pulled over Evans' 2009 BMW after he meandered across the center line of Roswell Road near Chastain Drive at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.
Evans, who admitted to drinking three Vodka cocktails, began bargaining with the trooper as soon as he realized he might be placed under arrest. "I am not trying to bribe you but I'm the athletic director of the University of Georgia," Evans said. ...
The trooper, who noted that Evans had a pair of red panties between his legs, asked the athletic director "what her panties were doing in his side of the seat. He stated, ‘She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.' " ...
Fuhrmann told Cabe the charges wouldn't stick, according to the incident report.
"Just to let you know, it will be erased because he is the athletic director of UGA and he has that power," she said.