ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans apologized to his family, Bulldog fans and university administrators at a media briefing Thursday evening, but his future as AD remains in doubt after his arrest in Atlanta on a DUI charge Wednesday night.
"I do feel like my actions have put a black cloud over our storied program," Evans said.
Evans has not offered to resign, and does not know what disciplinary action Georgia president Michael Adams might impose.
"My desire is to keep my job," Evans said.
But as of Thursday evening, he didn't know what his future job status would be.
"I don't know what's coming my way," he said.
A statement Adams released Thursday gave little clue about Evans' future.
"Drinking and driving is a serious matter, and I was extremely disappointed to hear of the arrest," Adams said in his statement. "Certainly this is not an example of the kind of leadership that I expect our senior administrators to set."
But Adams will wait to decide what disciplinary or other actions he might take.
"I was notified of this matter while away on vacation and will reserve further action pending a full review by staff and legal counsel," Adams said in his release.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper arrested Evans shortly before midnight after the trooper stopped the Georgia grad at Roswell Road and Chastain Drive.
The trooper smelled alcohol and administered a field sobriety test. Evans refused to take a breath test and was booked into the City of Atlanta Pre-trial Detention Center, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain his lane.
A passenger in the BMW, Lakeside High graduate Courtney Fuhrmann, was charged with disorderly conduct after she ignored a trooper's warning to return to the vehicle while he was administering sobriety tests, according to a spokesman for the patrol.
Evans described Fuhrmann, 28, as "just a friend."
Evans said "to all the people out there in Bulldog Land, it's going to take awhile for me to win your trust back and it should. And I don't know if I ever will. But what I can say is, I will do everything in my power to make you believe in me once again."