Damon Evans, the former athletic director at UGA, entered a guilty plea on January 19 in his DUI case. Evans was not scheduled to enter a plea until this Monday, but opted to do so early.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Evans pleaded guilty to the first-time misdemeanor DUI charge and was sentenced to 12 months of probation and 40 hours of community service. He also must pay a fine of $750. The 41-year-old must also undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation and participate in a MADD panel.
Evans was arrested on June 30, 2010, minutes before his new, lucrative contract was to begin with the UGA athletic department. Evans was forced to resign after the police report became public and included details that hurt Evans’ and UGA’s image. According to the AJC, Evans had also taped PSA’s against drunk driving for the UGA community in an effort to counter the University’s party-school image. Evans apologized, but University officials believed that the best course for the program in the wake of the scandal would be for Evans to resign.
Evans has since moved on from the arrest. He is living in Boston where he works in marketing.
Damon Evans, Ex-UGA athletic director, pleads guilty to DUI charge (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)