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.’ “
In the police report the officer also states, “I asked Ms. Fuhrmann how long they’d been seeing each other and she said, ‘only about a week or so.‘” He then goes on to say that Fuhrman assured him that Evans would get off without being punished because “he is the athletic director of UGA and he has that power.” As if the situation were not already embarrassing enough, Evans reportedly was crying hysterically as he was being hauled to jail.
Talk about your life falling apart in a flash. I’m not sure Evans could have put himself in a worse situation than he did and I would imagine he’s going to pay for it. Here are a couple pictures of Courtney Fuhrmann for those of you who are the curious type:
Incident report: Evans tried to bargain his way out of DUI arrest [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
Married UGA AD DUI: 28 Yr Old Female Passenger [SPORTS by BROOKS]
Teary Georgia AD: ‘pair of red panties between legs’ [SPORTS by BROOKS]