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Former UNCC quarterback Kevin Olsen pleads not guilty to rape charges

Former UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen will plead not guilty on rape charges Thursday.
Kevin Olsen. (Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen say he's not guilty on rape charges stemming from his arrest in February.

Olsen entered the plea Thursday morning. He was indicted by a grand jury in May on multiple charges in connection with the alleged February assault at an off-campus apartment. The charges include three counts of second-degree forcible rape, assault on a female and second-degree sexual offense.

The District Attorney said Olsen raped the victim at an off-campus apartment after a night of drinking. Olsen allegedly became outraged over text messages sent to her, and when the victim refused to have sex with him, he forced himself on her three times.

Minutes after leaving the courtroom, Olsen refused to answer questions from reporters. Olsen's attorney said there was nothing more for him to say.

"We've already said our statement. We plead 100-percent not guilty," said George Laughrun, Olsen's attorney. "And that's all we got to say."

Laughrun said Olsen would not accept a plea deal.

"We have been provided the discovery by Mrs. Northrup. And a plea offer was communicated to us," Laughrun said. "Mr. Olsen and I discussed that. And we are ready to enter a not guilty plea to all charges."

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UNC Charlotte coach Brad Lambert suspended Olsen after he was charged. Olsen is the younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. His next scheduled court appearance is December 6.

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