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Four-star Miami QB signee hit with charges in single-car crash

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One member of Miami’s 2013 recruiting class has yet to bring his luggage onto campus, but, when he does, he’ll already have some off-field baggage in tow as well.

First reported by his hometown newspaper in Wayne, NJ, Kevin Olsen has been hit with multiple charges following a one-car accident last month.  The quarterback, the Wayne Patch reports, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving following the May 25 incident.

A bystander told local police that he/she saw Olsen crash his SUV into a tree (not pictured) and, well…

The witness said he saw a black sport utility vehicle, which Olsen was driving, backing up away from a tree that it appeared to hit. Olsen reportedly exited the vehicle, surveyed the damage to the car, got back into the vehicle, and left. 

But before leaving the neighborhood, police said Olsen struck another vehicle that was parked on the road. Olsen then exited his car a second time and walked away from the scene, according to the report.

The police report added that “Olsen’s face appeared to have blood on it and that he ‘appeared to be under the influence of something.’”  Olsen’s license was also found near the scene of the accident by a resident in the neighborhood, the police report stated.

None of the charges Olsen is facing are felonies as the accident did not result in any serious bodily injury.  A court date on the misdemeanor charges has been set for June 20, six days before Olsen’s high school graduation.

Olsen was a four-star member of the Hurricanes’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 5 player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com.  He is the younger brother of former Hurricane standout Greg Olsen.

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18 Responses to “Four-star Miami QB signee hit with charges in single-car crash”
  1. jrs45 says: Jun 5, 2013 9:07 AM

    Its a U thang!

  2. thegamecocker says: Jun 5, 2013 9:14 AM

    Oh, he’ll be perfect at Miami….Madam Shalayla will invite him for dinner and cocktails….this guy is no Rhodes Scholar candidate for sure….more negative PR for the “U”. Can’t wait for the NCAA sanctions against this school.

  3. jtacane says: Jun 5, 2013 9:57 AM

    Keep waiting Cocker…. We as U fans have been waiting for over two years for it to happen.. Seems a little ludicrous to me for a SEC school to be citing any activity by another university as illicit. Oh wait, let me help you out, you guys have never been found out , right? Give me a break. You can go to any major program and find something. That is what happens under this falsity of amateurism that is supposedly the system we have. I know things happened that were inappropriate back then. I am not blind. But please do not spout the cleaner than clean when everybody knows the SEC is as dirty as a carwash on a Saturday morning.. Oh yeah, and Pres. Shalala has done a wonderful job in leading and defending our GREAT SCHOOL. Go Canes!!

  4. mauldawg says: Jun 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Has already been said but I cant help but add my 2 cents. This kid will fit right in at thug U. This school is a total mess. Football games mean everything at thug U. Miami needs to be rebuilt from the top down. Does anyone really graduate from thug U are they just passing thru?

  5. mik303 says: Jun 5, 2013 11:24 AM

    Hey JTA Cane, if you’ve been on this board for awhile, you’ll realize that gamestroker posts on every single UM article with as much negative attacks as his Goose Creek, South Carolina brain can think up. The dude lusts for Cane rings and tradition like Golem from Lord of the Rings.

    As for Maul Dawg … perhaps you should do just a little research on graduation rates before posting.

    Miami scores 94 percent. Only Notre Dame and Northwestern have a better percentage in all of College Football.

    South Carolina boasts 55 percent. Which is bottom 10 in all of D-1 College Football.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/best-and-worst-of-fbs-graduation-success-rates

  6. noaxetogrind says: Jun 5, 2013 11:26 AM

    jta, please explain your logic. Gamecocker makes a statement about your school and your response is to attack a whole conference. Either dish on some dirt or reported dirt about South Carolina or shut up. If cocker had said something about the ACC then it would be appropriate for you to respond with something to say about the SEC. In the absence of that, it just makes you look like a little kid…..”everybody else is doing it mom”. Railing on the SEC because they have won the last 7 National Championships has nothing to do with whether Miami has devloped a reputation as a rouge school. If you want to defend Miami, go ahead and do so. Most of us would understand that but if your best defense is to not address the allegations other than to say “other people do it”, well I think you know the credibility of that position.

  7. jrs45 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    The “U” lol!!!

  8. canehouse says: Jun 5, 2013 1:17 PM

    I LIKE HIM ALREADY!!!

  9. asimonetti88 says: Jun 5, 2013 3:46 PM

    He needs to get his house in order. You can’t be doing dumb stuff like this. It puts other people at risk.

    I don’t know about graduation rates, but I do know University of Miami is a strong school academically. The same standards typically do not apply to football players however. At any school.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jun 5, 2013 3:50 PM

    asimonetti88

    The same standards do not apply to football players? Really! You’ve got to be kidding me right!! Does it say something on their diploma to that effect? You, cannot be serious….

  11. 35longmiles says: Jun 5, 2013 7:20 PM

    Rogue sports program built on the EXACT SAME type of PED abuse that former canes Rodrigues and Braun are caught doing. What a hot mes UM is. Dont be surprised if this opens a new flood gate pointing to multiple UM players using the PED’s

    Oh and there’s that little NCAA thing too.

    It just sucks to be []_[].

  12. helladonks says: Jun 5, 2013 9:14 PM

    As a Gamecock fan, I can’t even stand gamecocker’s level of “troll”. He embarrasses me and gives all fellow Gamecock fans a bad image/name.

  13. desal2ds says: Jun 5, 2013 9:15 PM

    For those of you who are fans of The Wire this reminds me of the scene where McNulty is bombed and he’s driving trying make a left turn and hits the pole and tries to prove to himself he can make that turn so he backs up and tries it again and hits again. Lol Olsen this video is for you

  14. desal2ds says: Jun 5, 2013 9:16 PM

  15. youcantmakemepickausername says: Jun 5, 2013 10:36 PM

    @desal2ds,

    But did Olson then go to a diner and end up in bed with a waitress with purple hair?

  16. badintent says: Jun 6, 2013 3:08 AM

    @mik303
    High rates in the basket weaving , pottery and PE majors rates at U of M
    but SC has best in cow milking and nuclear waste disposal. Mooooo U.

  17. thegamecocker says: Jun 6, 2013 8:45 AM

    @helladonk

    I guess you condone the actions taken by the U. of Miami. Shapiro was a very large donor and if you don’t believe Madam Shalayla and her crony, the AD Paul Dee, didn’t know who he was, than you’re a fool! The “U” is a program riddled with scandal and with no fan base other than those inner city punks who think it’s “cool” to be a “thug”. And I have doubts about you being a “Gamecock fan”. You’re probably a Miami “athletic supporter” (LOL) better known as a jock strap. Now get lost!

  18. phinswinafceast says: Jul 23, 2013 10:30 AM

    mauldawg says: Jun 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Has already been said but I cant help but add my 2 cents. This kid will fit right in at thug U. This school is a total mess. Football games mean everything at thug U. Miami needs to be rebuilt from the top down. Does anyone really graduate from thug U are they just passing thru?
    —————————————–
    If football games mean everything at UM, then why did they decide to punish themselves with no bowl games in the last 2 years of being eligible? Just shows how little you use that waste of space between your ears.

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