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Georgia's Evans resigns as AD following DUI arrest

Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans sighs and looks down at the table during a news conference Thursday in Athens to discuss his DUI arrest.

Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans sighs and looks down at the table during a news conference Thursday in Athens to discuss his DUI arrest.

Georgia's Evans resigns as AD following DUI arrest

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Damon Evans has resigned as Georgia's athletic director less than a week after he was arrested on a DUI charge.

School president Michael Adams made the announcement Monday following a conference call with the executive committee of the athletic association's board of directors.

Adams says he'll have no further comment until Tuesday.

Evans was arrested late Wednesday in Atlanta. He was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane. Also arrested with him was Courtney Fuhrmann, who was charged with disorderly conduct.

Evans became the Southeastern Conference's first black athletic director in 2004.

There was no immediate word on a replacement.

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