Damon Evans, out of a job, puts his home up for sale

Damon Evans was last seen at this news conference July 1, when he apologized his his DUI arrest.

Damon Evans was last seen at this news conference, when he apologized for a DUI arrest.

Two former Georgia football coaches, Ray Goff and Jim Donnan, decided to live in Athens even after getting fired from their jobs.

Damon Evans apparently didn’t feel quite as comfortable staying in his old neighborhood.

Evans, who recently resigned under pressure from his position as athletic director after being charged with a DUI just before midnight June 30, has put his $850,000 home in Bogart up for sale, according to this listing in Realtor.com. The five-bedroom home, which sits on 1.55 acres and was built in 2005, was added to listings July 13.

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Evans has not spoken publicly since his resignation was announced July 5. He released a statement, saying: “It had been my hope since taking the job in 2004 that I would have a long career at UGA. But because of a serious mistake in judgment, that won’t be the case and I understand that I have a long road to rebuilding my reputation and career.”

School president Michael Adams immediately named Frank Crumley as interim athletic director and began a search for a permanent replacement.

Evans was said to have left town to join his family in Boston. Also arrested and with Evans just before midnight on June 30 was a woman, Courtney Fuhrmann, who was charged with disorderly conduct. Evans’ wife, Kerri, appeared with him at his last news conference in Athens July 1.


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168 comments Add your comment

Newbomb Turk

July 15th, 2010
11:03 am

First woot woot!

dawgsfan1990

July 15th, 2010
11:03 am

GT81

July 15th, 2010
11:05 am

If those had been gold and white panties, then maybe life would be better for Evans right now.

shawn

July 15th, 2010
11:11 am

Everyone makes mistakes and deserves a second chance. He simply made a huge mistake but it does not mean that it is over for him. I wish that he could redeem himself. Let’s be a little forgiving because none of us is perfect.

Paul in RDU

July 15th, 2010
11:11 am

Damon Evans definitely needs a change of scenery if he is going to salvage his marriage – not to mention trying to find further employment. Good luck to him on this long journey.

Will you guys...

July 15th, 2010
11:13 am

…give this saga a rest? The guy was fired immediately after his indescretions, so why do you and Tucker keep piling on? It is no longer newsworthy….

Koobaya

July 15th, 2010
11:14 am

I’d take it!

1eyedJack

July 15th, 2010
11:14 am

Ain’t going to be able to make the payments anyway. And Mrs. Evans wants her cut. Now.

Hairy Dawg

July 15th, 2010
11:16 am

Pretty smart move by Evans. No reason to have a house like that without a solid income. Looks like his lapse in judgment was a horrendous but momentary blip. He’ll probably get another AD job somewhere, though. He did too good of a job in Athens not to.

RunningDog

July 15th, 2010
11:17 am

Hey, GT81, don’t you mean gold and white bloomers? That’s the standard on North Avenue.

GT64

July 15th, 2010
11:19 am

GT81, I don’t understand the gist of your comment, but I hope you’re not making fun of the man. He has been and will be punished for his indiscretions far more than most will ever be for theirs. Jeff, this is not a topic that should be put up for a blog. Try to shake your journalistic lack of conscience on appropriate occasions.

East Atlanta

July 15th, 2010
11:19 am

If this happened at GT, would it even be news? UGA will be fine. Best of luck to Evans; he’s a problem for somebody else now. STOP BLAMING THE FANS

MADD

July 15th, 2010
11:19 am

See what drinking and driving can cause. At least he can start over he didn’t kill anyone. The screwing around always comes home. U never real get by with it and the kids suffer the most.
Just a little drink and hot woman just cost the man millions plus his family. Lessons to be learned.

Dawgtards ruin this state

July 15th, 2010
11:20 am

Talk to Jim Harrick for some advice.

GTFAN

July 15th, 2010
11:23 am

If it happen at GT (Mr ATLANTA) his ass would be gone to. We don’t blame the fans. Fans speak for themselves.

HugoStiglitz

July 15th, 2010
11:24 am

Id love to feel sorry for him but he made some terrible decisions and now he has to live with the consequences. Thats just the way life is. Maybe some small university will hire him and he can get his life back on track. I couldnt imagine any major university being willing to take a chance on him.

Bill W.

July 15th, 2010
11:28 am

There are no certainty’s in life. Damon will work things out. He’s still an alum.

“The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away”.
-Job 1: 20-21

East Alabama Gambler

July 15th, 2010
11:28 am

AJC just can’t let this guy die in peace can they. Let the man go and sleep on his hard place he made for himself in peace.

Paddy

July 15th, 2010
11:29 am

Hairy Dawg…don’t believe we will see Evans in a college athletic dept again. Presidents are not going to risk their revenue stream with any hint of scandel. Just too many good candidates to take a chance on Evans.

Shawn….I also hope Evans turns his life around and this is the last article we see on this matter. But Evans did’n't make a mistake. He made a decision. A mistake is turning left at the light when you should have turned right. Big difference!

TommyJack

July 15th, 2010
11:30 am

If he’s as talented as advertised, he will rebound in time. And should.

Pecan

July 15th, 2010
11:30 am

The coaches made more money than him. Maybe their houses were paid off and his wasn’t. Of course, they got fired for not doing their jobs well. Evans did his job well, where he failed was in his life.

JD

July 15th, 2010
11:31 am

Seriously, why are you Guys (AJC) printing this stuff? Is this news now? Geez lets move on.

Buzz 65

July 15th, 2010
11:34 am

GT81, What the hell are U talking about. The color of panties don’t matter. Get real!
The man has paid enough. I wish him well in the future. I’m a GT man but Damon did a great job for UGA and so has Coach Richt.

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East Atlanta

July 15th, 2010
11:36 am

No, seriously, great article, Jeff. Good to know that since no one buys this fish wrapper any more, they’ve combined the Sports and Real Estate sections. When you get done rubbing this in the face of the fans (as if it’s their fault), we’ll all be willing to be a reference for you for the opening at Cactus Car Wash on Ponce. Good luck!

Good Question

July 15th, 2010
11:37 am

Why has the “friend” not spoken?

Wade

July 15th, 2010
11:37 am

I guess I would feel more forgiving towards the guy if it would have just owned his mistake when he had his press conference! Once the police report came out and the truth about his “friend” was revealed, that’s when I developed a real disgust for the man! He needs to make a “real” public apology to the University and all involved on that level. The most important public apology should be made to his wife and family! Good luck to him and his family. I do hope he can rebuild his family first and then worry about his career and reputation.

yo

July 15th, 2010
11:38 am

if that house sells for what it is worth in this economy than Evans will score a TD after all of this….

The Ghost of Wally Butts

July 15th, 2010
11:42 am

It’s a lesson as old as the Bible:

Man + Power + Money + Opportunity + Younger Woman = Trouble

As for Timmy Tucker’s articles, since he’s stopped letting us blog, I’ve stopped reading his copy. Maybe someone will explain to him that WE make HIS job possible at the AJC.Com at this point.

Tom

July 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Well said Shawn. He knows he made a mistake. I wonder what we would be like if our mistakes were made as public as his. People should stop throwing stones at this guy but instead pray for him and his family that they will heal and become a stronger family. We are to encourage one another and lift one another up when we fall short of the glory of God.

Dawgs73

July 15th, 2010
11:45 am

I certainly am not approving what Damon “allegedly” did, but enough is enough already. I would venture to say that none of us are without fault/sin, so let it go and allow the dude to get on with his life. He certainly has paid for his transgression and will continue to suffer with or without your help Jeff.

GeoffDawg

July 15th, 2010
11:46 am

Surprised he doesn’t have a bigger flatscreen in the living room. Nice place.

oldfart

July 15th, 2010
11:49 am

I really hope for his and his family’s sake that he can find redemption in the future. I was one of the harshest critics against his adoring defenders on the AJC blogs after the incident itself but even though I am not religious I do believe that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. His performance of his job was admirable at least from the outside view. I hope someone and perhaps even his wife can give him a second chance. We all deserve that, well maybe not from the wife, but that will entirely be their business and I hope it is not pursued here. UGA had to let him go, this is really not debatable, and I’m sure leaving quietly was part of the $237K severance deal. He will plead guilty or nolo to the DUI and let the man put his life back together as best he can and redeem this blemish to his character.

Clay

July 15th, 2010
11:52 am

$237K? I thought he got 3 months salary?

Billy Bob

July 15th, 2010
11:55 am

What the hay. There’s nothing in sports to report. How can someone call this a mistake? It’s narcissistic arrogance.

yeahright

July 15th, 2010
11:56 am

i believe this is very newsworthy….indeed, all you folks read it and cared enough to comment on it.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 15th, 2010
12:00 pm

Jeff, thanks for the real estate update in Bogart. Can you follow-up with what the house actually goes for? Or maybe if you are driving by you could grab one of the brochures and post it online.

Maybe Damon will grow up now and become a man.

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

GDawginkalamazoo — I’m sure when house sells, we’ll have it. Looks like a nice place but in this depressed market who knows how long it will take to sell.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 15th, 2010
12:02 pm

Clay, he did. He also received a $100,000 for not tying up UGA’s legal department for 2-3 years if they had to fire him and then settle a lawsuit. Bargain if you ask me. Now he can go buy one of those condos at half price in Buckhead.

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

Billy Bob — “Narcissistic arrogance.” Not sure if that’s a redundancy but I like it.

T3

July 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

No matter your perspective (or team),
its ALWAYS bad when family trust is broken.

Every member of the family suffers.

Only Faith and Forgiveness can rebulid that trust.

Best Wishes to the Evans family for better days ahead.

thUGA

July 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

thUGA #3 ALL TIME in Fulmer Cup points!!!

#1 This year!!!

Way to go thUGA!!!

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:05 pm

Hairy Dawg — He may get another AD’s job but it’ll be at small school. He has a long climb back up to the “majors,” in my opinion. Perception is important on a college campus.

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

East Alabama — Just reporting news.

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

JD — It’s not news that the recently resigned athletic director has put his house up for sale? Seriously?

Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

East Atlanta — Would I get tips at that job?

dawgster

July 15th, 2010
12:08 pm

Come on AJC, give it a break, none of this is news anymore, Damon and his family are paying the price and will be for a long time…Is the AJC in that dire of need to have news…Appears that you want to continue to pile it on the university and the Evans family…I understand the need to get the news out there, but really the constant articles regarding this incident is getting a little old….I will be interested to see what kind of reporting is done in the furture on other situations….

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Jeff Schultz

July 15th, 2010
12:10 pm

I Wonder … One more like that and you’re banned.

For Cryin' out loud Jeffy

July 15th, 2010
12:12 pm

“just reporting news”??? You are so out of touch it’s not even funny Jeffy. You are nothing more than a tabloid blogger. Congrats…