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.