A couple weeks ago I said disparaging things about the Great State of Texas and I really shouldn’t have lumped all Texans in with the shoot everything crowd and those people who think science is a tool of Satan. Now, he who is without sin, or he whose state is without sin, should cast the first stone so I thought back and considered maybe, just maybe, I might possibly be able to find a story that would embarrass the hell out of me for being from Georgia.
Yeah, this one:
This is the story of, Damon Evans, the University of Georgia’s Athletic Director, or the man who was just about to fill that position.
First off, the woman he was with wasn’t his wife. But she was his body guard. Drunk and disorderly, is what the cops called her but here…
Trooper Cabe noted in the report that he noticed a pair of red panties between Evans’ legs. When he asked Evans “what her [indicating passenger Courtney Fuhrmann] panties were doing in his side of the seat,” Evans stated that “She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.” Evans had indicated earlier that it was Ms. Fuhrmann who was intoxicated.
As for Fuhrmann, Trooper Cabe asked her how long she had been seeing Evans and she replied, “Only a week or so.” She also made the statements that, “I promise you one thing, he will get off,” and “Just to let you know, it will be erased, because he is the Athletic Director of UGA and he has that power.”
Evans himself stated, “I apologize and don’t want to use my influence but she is trying to protect me.”
Evans has since stated that Fuhrmann is “just a friend” at his press conference on Thursday.
The closest I ever came to getting a DUI is when my girlfriend decided to get involved in the conversation between me and the cop. Girls, if you are not driving you should not be speaking. Never tell a cop what to do when he has a pair of handcuffs out unless you’re flirting.
Here’s the part that blows my mind, really…
Evans, who played wide receiver at Georgia from 1988-92, received a five-year contract extension in February that raised his annual salary to $550,000. His new salary was set to take effect on Thursday.
The man was about to start making over half a million year. That’s nearly $46,000 a month. I’m willing to bet that is higher than what most High School teachers in Georgia make in a year.
The “Red Panties Incident” as it was referred to back then, was made worse by the fact that Evans was famous for his “Don’t Drink And Drive” Public Service videos during games. So there we have it; a man brought low by drink and women and a state that pays their AD more than half a million dollars a year.
Your turn. What has your state done to make you want to hide your license plates?
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit
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