At a news conference on July 6, someone asked UGA President Michael Adams if interim athletic director Frank Crumley would receive the same salary that former AD Damon Evans drew.
“He wishes,” Adams said with a smile.
Instead, Crumley will receive a $10,000-per-month supplement in addition to his existing $190,000-per-year salary during the time that he serves as interim AD, according to a memorandum from Adams to Crumley obtained by the AJC under Georgia’s Open Records Act:
In accordance with your acceptance of my offer to you to assume the duties of Interim Athletic Director, I am authorizing a $10,000 per month supplement to your existing salary. This additional monthly salary supplement shall be effective July 6, 2010 and shall remain in effect until a permanent Athletic Director assumes duties here at the University.
Again, I want to thank you for your willingness to take on these additional responsibilities at a critical time.
Crumley has worked for the UGA Athletic Association for the past 19 years and was the executive associate athletic director under Evans.
Evans would have gotten a raise to $550,000 per year under a new five-year contract that was to have taken effect on July 1, the day after his DUI arrest. Instead, he resigned and accepted a settlement of three months salary (approximately $137,500) plus a previously earned $100,000 bonus.
Adams has said that it could take six to 12 months to hire a successor.
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