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Damon Evans Addresses Media: 'I Let The Bulldog Nation Down'


I’m very ashamed and embarrassed by my actions," Evans said. "I let so many people down. I let my family down and I let the Bulldog Nation down and so many that believed in me and that supported me along the way. My actions were not indicative of what we teach our student-athletes at the University of Georgia. Our goal is to represent our institution in a positive way and I failed miserably.

All I can do is move ahead and learn from my mistakes. I need to size up who I am as an individual and right now I have some shortcomings. I owe it to all of our fans, to Dr. (Michael) Adams and to all of those who stood by me through this very difficult time. I understand the predicament that I put Dr. Adams in. We need to do what is in the best interest of our institution. I feel like my actions have put a black cloud over this storied program, one that I never thought I would bring. I have to get back on track, set an example and be the leader that I talk about being.

UGA president Michael Adams also released a statement:

Damon Evans informed me early (Thursday) morning of his arrest and provided me an account of the events of (Wednesday) night," Adams said. "Drinking and driving is a serious matter, and I was extremely disappointed to hear of the arrest. Certainly this is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set. I have high regard for Damon personally. I care deeply about him and his family and know him to be a man of integrity. He has sincerely apologized to me for the embarrassment this has brought upon the university. I was notified of this matter while away on vacation and will reserve further action pending a full review by staff and legal counsel.

Evans has not offered to resign. As of right now, 55 percent of Dawg Sports poll respondents want Evans to resign or be fired.

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