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Miami Hurricanes QB Kevin Olsen dismissed from school

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Olsen departs Miami having never played a snap for the Hurricanes.

Miami announced Tuesday that redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen no longer is enrolled at the university.

The dismissal came a day after Olsen, the brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, a UM alum, was arrested on a DUI charge.

Olsen never played a down at Miami and his arrest came a few days after a two-game suspension was lifted; the suspension reportedly was handed down after Olsen failed a drug test.

Olsen also was cited Monday for possessing false identification. The police report said Olsen had five driver's licenses: two from Maryland, one from North Carolina, one from Florida and one from New Jersey, where he is from. Police said all identified him as "Kevin Olsen" except the one from Florida -- the one from Florida had the name Ronald Stanley Regula Jr. There is a walk-on fullback named Ronald Regula at Miami, and police said it was his ID.

Olsen's dismissal leaves Miami with four scholarship quarterbacks. Two of them are true freshmen -- starter Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier, who is being redshirted; the other two are fifth-year seniors -- Jake Heaps and Ryan Williams. Miami has a commitment from one high school quarterback, Dwayne Lawson of Tampa's Hillsborough High. But Lawson (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) is extremely raw as a passer and might be better off as a wide receiver or even tight end.

Williams has missed the first three games with a knee injury suffered in spring practice, but he is practicing and could see time in the next few weeks.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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