Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen stops to help after crash
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen stopped to help the victims of a car wreck Monday in Charlotte, according to WCNC.
The crash reportedly happened just before 4 p.m. as a white Escalade hit the back of a Honda near the intersection of Colony and Sharon roads.
Olsen was nearby and reportedly came over to help. Police said no injuries were reported.
Olsen is entering his third season with the Panthers and downplayed his role in the incident.
“Just was making sure he was OK ’til (the) cops got there,” Olsen said in a text message to the Charlotte Observer. “Not a big deal.”
Olsen is also an advocate for recently-passed newborn legislation. Last month, he donated more than $289,000 to support the launch of Levine Children’s Hospital’s new cardiac program.
The 28-year-old athlete was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played college football at the University of Miami.