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Incoming UM QB Kevin Olsen charged in incident

 

sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

Incoming Miami Hurricanes quarterback Kevin Olsen, 18, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving after a May 25 incident in his hometown of Wayne, N.J.

Olsen, a senior and soon-to-be-graduate of Wayne Hills High, is scheduled to begin his UM career this summer.

The police report, obtained by The Miami Herald, cites a witness, whose name was redacted from the report, saying that he saw Olsen’s black Jeep backing away from a tree that he hit with the vehicle. The witness said the driver exited his vehicle, surveyed the damage, got back in and hit another car parked on the road while leaving the scene — narrowly missing the witness.

“At this point the driver exited the car again and walked away from the scene,” according to the report. The report cited that the witness said the driver’s “face appeared to be bloodied” and that he “appeared to be under the influence of ‘something.’ ”

Olsen’s parents did not respond to phone messages.

UM spokesman Chris Yandle, the director of communications for athletics, said Tuesday that the university was unaware of the situation.

“We are still trying to gather information about what happened,” Yandle said.

Olsen’s older brother Greg was a tight end for UM and now plays for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

The Wayne Patch reported that Olsen is scheduled to appear in Wayne Municipal Court on June 20.

• The Atlantic Coast Conference released a 12-year football schedule for the rotating crossover conference opponents.

The rotating crossover opponent is the one ACC team that changes every year on each ACC teams’ schedules. With the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse this fall, each ACC team will play all six divisional opponents annually, one primary crossover team from the opposite division that does not change, and one rotating team from the opposite division that does change.

UM will play at Louisville in 2014, vs. Clemson in ’15, at N.C. State in ’16, vs. Syracuse in ’17, at Boston College in ’18, vs. Louisville in ’19, at Wake Forest in ’20, vs. NC State in ’21, at Clemson in ’22, vs. Boston College in ’23 and at Syracuse in ’24.

•  Basketball: A new tournament called the Wooden Legacy will feature 10 schools, including UM and Marquette playing Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at two sites in Orange County, Calif.

The event combines the John R. Wooden Classic doubleheader and the Anaheim Classic, an eight-team bracketed event that had been played for six years over Thanksgiving weekend.

This year’s field is: UM, Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, College of Charleston, Creighton, George Washington, Marquette and San Diego State.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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