Damon Evans out at Georgia
We're very lucky to live in a country where people can say what they think in an honest manner. You know who made that happen, who makes that happen right now.
To the business at hand ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is parroting a report made by WSB-TV that Georgia athletic director Damon Evans will be employed for only a few more hours. The school reportedly will announce Evans' resignation on Monday.
You probably know that Evans recently was pulled over for DUI -- hours before his new contract (which called for a $110,000 raise) went into effect. Evans himself says drunken driving is a bad idea.
You probably know that some other, embarrassing things occurred during that traffic stop.
He'll soon be unemployed. And that sucks.
I like Evans. He's good for Georgia. He's good for the Southeastern Conference. He's a younger guy, a competent guy, whose voice among the league's power players stood out for its lack of stodginess.
Can Evans realistically remain athletic director? No. He's become a punchline. A leader can be a punchline, but the jokes must center around professional decisions. When personal decisions elicit the laughter, it's a totally different deal. Now he's the drunk AD with red panties in his lap.
That won't work.
So we'll soon hear how The New Guy is better. I won't believe it. Georgia already was making progress.