Evans, woman exchanged more than 250 texts

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ATHENS, Ga. --- In the weeks leading up to his June 30 DUI arrest, former Georgia athletic director Damon Evans exchanged more than 250 text messages with the woman who was in the car with him when he was stopped, according to cell phone records obtained today by the Athens Banner-Herald.

The University of Georgia made the phone records available this afternoon for the bill spanning between June 7 and July 6, after releasing hundreds of pages of documents under an Open Records request earlier this week.

Among the 261 text messages to 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann, a Lakeside High graduate, listed on the bill are four on July 1, the morning after the late-night arrest on an Atlanta street. Evans, who is married, also phoned Fuhrmann 11 times, including twice within an hour after he held a news conference in Athens on the evening of July 1 where he apologized.

Evans resigned days later.

Records obtained earlier this week showed that Evans met Fuhrmann more than five weeks before the night of the arrest, according to an e-mail that Fuhrmann sent Evans. They exchanged a total of 18 messages during that one-month period through early June.

In the July 1 news conference, Evans called Fuhrmann "just a friend," but Fuhrmann told police that she had been seeing Evans "only a week or so," according to the Georgia State Patrol arrest report.

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corgimom 07/16/10 - 08:07 pm
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Oh, sure, Damon Evans was

Oh, sure, Damon Evans was going to dump his wife and take up with her. Absolutely.

But you wonder- who was using whom?

deMOJO
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deMOJO 07/16/10 - 08:26 pm
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and this is news?

and this is news?

emanuel kant
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emanuel kant 07/16/10 - 08:38 pm
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did the guy not get fired??so

did the guy not get fired??so whats all the snooping about

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hollyjensen 07/16/10 - 08:48 pm
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This guy is gone. Who cares?

This guy is gone. Who cares?

Cestlavie
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Cestlavie 07/16/10 - 08:49 pm
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Who cares?????

Who cares?????

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gijoe7898 07/16/10 - 10:11 pm
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This guy was a state

This guy was a state employee, paid for by state tax payers. Evidently, since phone and text messages were obtained quickly, I assume he used a tax payer funded phone. As Georgia tax payers, you have the right to know about behavior of state employees, especially highly paid employees. Just as we needed to know about Glenn Hills school, the principal and the embezzler. In hind sight, alot of good that did, huh?

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unbiased 07/16/10 - 10:15 pm
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I'd like to know how Morris

I'd like to know how Morris News service obtained those records. The mistress or the wife must have given them up because they are only available with a subpoena to law enforcement agencies. I am sooo not defending him, please believe that, but I am curious....

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Laguria 07/16/10 - 10:23 pm
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Lust is a h*ll of a drug!

Lust is a h*ll of a drug! Lag

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markmjtx 07/16/10 - 10:40 pm
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Morris News obtained these

Morris News obtained these under the Open Records law. The phone was funded by the taxpayers. Former Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt had his text messages looked at by the news media there. People may not like it, but it's news.

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Brad Owens 07/17/10 - 03:20 am
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Courtney Fuhrmann? An

Courtney Fuhrmann? An Augusta, well Evans girl? What are they putting in the water out there in Peasantville to cause all these upright citizens to cheat? Austin Rhodes needs to put Scott on this. I smell an AQ plot to break up a strong conservative stronghold using honey pot agents.

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Troy Infantoy 07/17/10 - 03:25 am
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LOL, Brad! Nice one!

LOL, Brad! Nice one!

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csrareader 07/17/10 - 06:41 am
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W-H-Y I-S T-H-I-S

W-H-Y I-S T-H-I-S S-T-I-L-L N-E-W-S??? This represents editorial laziness in it's worst form. The Augusta Chronicle didn't supboena anything, as one poster claims. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained the records, printed an article, and the Augusta Chronicle then reprinted what was in the Atlanta paper. WE NO LONGER CARE about this man and the woman. It's WAY PAST TIME to move on...

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