University of Miami backup quarterback Kevin Olsen was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. According to public jail records, Olsen was charged with DUI and taken to a Miami-Dade correctional facility at 4:11 a.m. Monday morning. Records also indicate Olsen had a stolen driver’s license in his possession at the time of his arrest.
Kevin Olsen is the brother of the Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen. Kevin has done well in the backup QB position, but college sports analysts believe these recent charges could significantly hinder his growth. Olsen was suspended for the season opener after failing a drug test, which subsequently led to Brad Kaaya taking the role as QB. Kaaya has led the Miami Hurricanes to a 2-1 record thus far in the 2014 season.
The Miami Hurricanes have suspended Kevin Olsen indefinitely from games, practices and all associated team activities following this incident. It’s unknown at this time if Olsen will appeal the team’s decision.
We still don’t know the complete details regarding this incident, but Miami University coach Al Golden shared his thoughts on Olsen. Golden says that Olsen has made “a lot of progress” over the summer, and that he’s grown as a log as a person.
“Kevin has made a lot of progress this summer,” said UM coach Al Golden. “He really has. He grew a lot as a person, so I’m anxious to see that [Tuesday]. That’s what I want to see, just how much he’s grown. Just being in meetings, I can hear him. He’s more vocal, he’s more confident, understands the system a lot better and has had a lot of opportunities to grow since the spring. It should be about two weeks prior to the first game.”
“Is he going to be a factor in this race in the next five weeks? I honestly don’t know, and it’s not worth speculating on. Let’s see what Dr. [Lee] Kaplan and his staff say, and we’ll stay on track,” he added.
With a failed drug test, DUI and possession of a stolen driver’s license now looming over Olsen, this may be the end of the line for his football career. Neither Olsen nor his attorney have commented on these allegations.
This isn’t the first time the young backup quarterback has experienced a run-in with the law. In 2013, Olsen was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after failing to report an automobile accident.