July 15, 2010
Orwell antennae up! Georgia's own Ministry of Information, aka the athletic department, is shelling out to excise disgraced athletic director Damon Evans from the official record:
Georgia plans to reprint about 14,000 football media guides to replace references to ousted athletics director Damon Evans.
The Bulldogs' annual media guide, which is distributed to donors and recruits as well as the media, was printed shortly before Evans' June 30 DUI arrest and subsequent resignation.
"The timing made it a very unusual circumstance," Georgia associate athletics director Claude Felton told the AJC. "After discussions among Alan Thomas in the development office, [interim AD] Frank Crumley and myself, we felt like the best thing under the circumstances would be to do a partial reprint."
The reprint will cut two pages out of a couple hundred and likely cost somewhere in the neighborhood of a freshman-year scholarship for an in-state student, at least. But at least no one will ever associate this face with Georgia Football ever again.
Meanwhile, the disorderly conduct case against the 28-year-old "friend" who lent Evans her panties before he was pulled over last month won't be heard until January. The status of Evans' case, employment and previous life in general are still pending.
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