After we posted on Thursday about Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans being arrested on charges of a DUI, new details about the story were released, as is always the case. Sports by Brooks — who has been all over this thing since it broke — released two follow-up stories about the incident on Friday. The first informed us that Evans had a 28-year-old female passenger with him at the time of his arrest, who he later said was a friend of his named Courtney Fuhrmann (pictures of her below).
Evans is married with two children, but I decided to let that slide for the time being and see if it gained anymore steam. Boy, did it ever. Brooks’ second follow-up provides some extremely embarrassing details that will probably result in Evans losing his wife on top of his job. Here are the best snip-its from the report, as told by Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The passenger in Evans’ 2009 BMW, 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann, was being “very loud and obnoxious and was obviously intoxicated,” Cabe wrote. Fuhrmann, who Evans called “just a friend” at a press conference Thursday afternoon, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He told the trooper “there was nothing there” between him and the Buckhead woman, “because he had a wife and family.”
The trooper, who noted that Evans had a pair of red panties in between his legs, asked the athletic director “what her panties were doing in his side of the seat. He stated, ‘She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home.’ “