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July 3, 2010

Evans

I try to be a little different than other UGA sports blogs, posting almost exclusively from a historical perspective.  So, when the Damon Evans issue arose, I initially wasn't going to touch on it.  There are plenty of other excellent blogs out there posting all details and their opinions.  However, since receiving a few inquiring emails from readers, I decided to post my thoughts (albeit brief). 

When commenting on the matter, a revered friend of mine indicated that the "old version" of him would have been outraged with the news and would have railed Damon: how could he do this to himself, to my university, to my athletic program, etc.  Due to past experiences in life, my friend has since changed his tune, so to speak, and now can sum up his feelings on the matter in merely a couple of words: how sad...

My thoughts exactly. 

I have a nine-month-old daughter and three-year-old son and I've already instilled in my oldest that there is NOTHING more important than family.

No matter what my opinion is of Damon Evans, what he did, if he should be fired, his reflection upon my alma mater, etc., my first and primary thoughts are of his poor wife and two children.  How sad it must be for them, currently and forever dealing with the actions of their husband and father.
 
I hope and pray that they, first and foremost, can eventually find some sort of peace in the distress brought upon by this unfortunate incident.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great piece Pat! I agree...lost in all this mess is how it is affecting his wife and kids...sad, sad situation. Kate

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head. I think Mr. Evans is going to learn about how important family is the hard way.

Anonymous said...

This is the best article I have read on this subject. You "hit the nail on the head" and made the best point that can be made. Never, never, never betray your family. Love begins at home.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way we can have a "clean sweep" and get rid of Adams, Richt and Evans?