Georgia A.D. Damon Evans was charged with driving under the influence late Wednesday, with a police report citing a pair of red panties clutched between the 40 year-old father of two’s legs. Though the drunk driving is damaging enough, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley considers Evans’ position untenable because, “every future mention he might make of red, as in Red & Black, will evoke the memory of June 30, 2010, and the image of red underwear belonging to a woman who was not his wife.”
Napoleon, who met his own Waterloo, once said that œpower is never ridiculous, but ridiculous is how the powerful Damon Evans is made to appear. œI don™t want to use who I am, he™s quoted as saying, and also that he didn™t œwant to use my influence. And also: œI am not trying to bribe you, but is there anything you can do without arresting me?™
And the man who taped a public service announcement imploring Sanford Stadium customers not to drink and drive had this rather different message for his arresting officer: œWe go through life and we all drink and jump in a car.
The woman in question, Courtney Fuhrmann, tells Officer Cabe she and Evans have been seeing one another œonly a week or so, but apparently she knew full well who he is. œJust to let you know, she™s quoted as saying, œ[the charge] will be erased because he™s the athletic director at UGA and he has that power.
Whatever power Evans wielded is about to go away. Because president Michael Adams cannot read these three damning pages and see anything but red. Red, as in a woman™s unworn undergarment. Red, as in the color of ongoing embarrassment.
If anyone from the Fredricks Of Hollywood catalog department is reading this, please take Mr. Bradley off your mailing list.