Olsen arrested for DUI, dismissed from team
When Kevin Olsen was a highly touted QB prospect in New Jersey two years ago, the sky was the limit for his potential.
But he was arrested before arriving in June, 2013, after a single car accident in which the reporting officer said he "appeared to be under the influence of something."
Olsen then had a pair of suspensions at UM, including at the start of this season for reportedly flunking a drug test.
Now his latest entanglement: He was arrested in South Miami on charges of DUI and possession of a stolen or fake driver's license. Miami suspended him from all team activities at first while it gathered information. And on Tuesday the team announced he was no longer enrolled as a UM student.
Olsen was the third-string quarterback last weekend, behind starter Brad Kaaya and transfer Jake Heaps.
Olsen's brother is former Hurricane tight end Greg Olsen, who currently plays in the NFL.
Coach Al Golden's reaction?
"Disappointment from my standpoint," Golden said. "But what's of paramount concern right now is just his well-being, helping him through this."
Golden said he hasn't spoke with Olsen since the incident.
"Just want to make sure that he's getting the help that he needs and that he's safe - his well-being is what we're thinking about," Golden said.
Golden said he doesn't think this will be a distraction for the team as the Canes prepare for a big game at Nebraska.
"It won't be a distraction," Golden said. "Our team is tough, our team is mentally tough. We have a lot of kids doing it the right way every day. It won't be a distraction."
The police report stated that the arresting officer "responded to the listed location reference a battery ... while investigating the previous incident the def. was advised to return to the listed location for further investigation.
"As (the officers) awaited the Def.'s arrival, a black 2014 Dodge Challenger bearing NC (tags) arrived to the listed location. The Def. stepped out of the drivers side of the vehicle and approached me asking what the issue was. While explaining to the Def. what was occurring, I noticed the Def. had blood shot watery eyes, and an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath as he spoke in a slurred speech."
Olsen then failed a sobriety test, and later the report states that "I discovered the Def. had several identifications, 2 from Maryland, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Florida and 1 from New Jersey. All of the identifications have the name "Kevin Olsen" except the Florida driver license which has the name Ronald Stanley Regula Jr. ... In addition, while going over the licenses, the Def. spontaneously stated `The new Jersey and North Carolina ones are good, but the Maryland one is fake.'"
Upon being taken to the Coral Gables Police Department the report reads "Upon Ofc. Sikes arrival, he interviewed the (defendant) who was belligerent and stated that he would not provide a urine sample."