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In reference to the letter on ex-University of Georgia Athlete Director Evans that appeared in The Times on Monday: While I cannot disagree with some of Steve Siebold's comments, they hardly excuse the condemnation of the absolutely essential action taken against Evans.
Some mistakes can be pardoned but grievous errors in judgement are another matter entirely that require correction, especially when the perpetrator has a position of high esteem and example to college students.
How can the coaches be expected to enforce discipline if it does not apply at the top of their program?
If dismissal was not appropriate, how would UGA handle constant reminders that the person in position of athletic director did not respect this position enough to influence his conduct? We would all wonder when or what the next grievous error in judgement would be at our expense.
While he is recognized for abilities, Evans apparently lacks the very vital quality "putting brain in gear prior to actions." This will always reflect on his family, who are the real victims.