1. Damon Evans
What was Damon Evans thinking?
I am sure that most of you know that the Bulldog Nation took a punch to the gut a couple of weeks ago. In a drama better than “As the World Turns” Damon Evans life just took a serious nose dive. At 40 years old he was on track to make over $500,000 this year. He has (had) a beautiful wife and two young kids. Instead of going to Martha’s Vineyard with his family, he chose to go have a cocktail in Atlanta. One drink led to another and another. Instead of calling a cab, what does he do?
Mistake #1 : He decides to get behind the wheel of his 2009 Mercedes Benz. Not a good choice at all.
Mistake #2 : He has a 28-year old woman (Courtney Fuhrmann) in his car with him. To make matters worse he decides to “hold” her red panties behind his legs. At least they weren’t orange or blue panties.
My reliable sources in The Classic City saw a moving truck parked outside the Evans’ home this past Sunday. It appears the young and promising Athletic Director is about to get his own apartment in the very near future.
2. Da’Rick Rogers
Wide Receiver Da’Rick Rogers was once considered the crown jewel of the University of Georgia’s 2010 football recruiting class. He was the top player in Georgia, ranked as a top-10 player nationally, great size at 6-3 and 206 pounds. On signing day he jumped ship and signed with the University of Tennessee at the last minute. Huge loss for the Dawgs, right? Well, um…not so fast.
It appears he and a few other teammates got involved in a bar fight last night that resulted in injuries to an off-duty police officer, and Rogers is now charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Georgia fans likely became less sad at this news.
3. Dontavious Jackson and Tavarres KingIn keeping with the theme of, “How big of a screw up can I be?”, two Georgia football players were arrested on alcohol-related charges this weekend and were suspended from the team Sunday night by coach Mark Richt. Backup tailback Dontavius Jackson and starting split end Tavarres King have been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, Richt said. More specifically, Richt said, Jackson will be required to sit out at least the first six games of the season — half of the schedule — and King will miss at least the Sept. 4 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Classy. Real Classy.
Coach's Update: Jackson has now decided to transfer once the summer semester is over.
4. What I read this week