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Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen Indicted On Rape Charges

Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen was indicted on multiple counts of rape and other charges today.

Olsen, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers star tight end Greg Olsen, was indicted by a Mecklenburg County grand jury on "three counts of second-degree rape, one count of second-degree sexual offense, and two counts of assault on a female," according to the Charlotte Observer.

The charges stem from a February arrest following an alleged incident involving Olsen and a woman he was dating. Each of Olsen's rape charges carry the possibility of a 10-year sentence.

According to the prosecution, Olsen threatened to kill his accuser and himself before punching and sexually assaulting the 23-year-old woman.

According to Northrup, Olsen and his 23-year-old accuser went out drinking on a Saturday night but became separated. During their time apart, Northrup said, Olsen sent the woman a text message threatening to kill her.

Eventually, the pair reunited and used Uber to get back to Olsen’s apartment early Sunday morning. There, Northrup said, Olsen remained upset about the evening “and some events in his life.” He grabbed a phone charger and wrapped it around his neck, the prosecutor said.

The victim, according to Northrup, calmed Olsen down. But the argument flared again. Olsen first struck her with a pillow, then punched her in the face before sexually assaulting her three times, Northrup said.

A former four-star recruit, Olsen has had a tumultuous college career. He was kicked off the team at Miami (Fla.) and Towson and played at a junior college before enrolling at Charlotte.

He threw for 842 yards and six touchdowns at Charlotte in 2016.

[ Charlotte Observer]