Kevin Olsen, 22—the team’s quarterback and the younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen—allegedly went out drinking with a 23-year-old woman on Saturday night. At one point, when they separated briefly, Olsen allegedly sent the woman a threatening text message.
The pair then went back to Olsen’s apartment, where Olsen became upset and at one point wrapped a phone charger around his neck, threatening to kill himself, according to the prosecutor in the case.
At this point, Olsen and the woman had an argument in which he allegedly hit her with a pillow and punched her in the face. He then allegedly sexually assaulted her three times, People reported.
After Olsen passed out, the woman went to the hospital, where she had vaginal injuries and facial bruising.
Olsen was charged with second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault, and second-degree forced sex. He was freed on a $103,000 bond.
"This incident occurred a week after a separate, unrelated case of alleged on-campus sexual assault involving acquaintances," the university said in a statement. "Olsen has been suspended from Charlotte athletics, and the University is reviewing the case consistent with its disciplinary procedures.”
ESPN reported that Olsen has had a troubled academic career that has taken him to four different schools. At different points in his undergraduate career, he had played for Miami and Towson; he was removed from both teams for disciplinary violations.
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