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Greg Olsen: Story of getting booted from high school blown out of proportion

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Greg Olsen went through an ordeal early this week made for writers like us looking for content during a slow work stoppage.  He was locked out of a local high school.

“I live right down the street from Stevenson,” Olsen said on ESPN Chicago 1000.  “The other day I went out there, [had] done it a bunch of times, and all of a sudden they kicked me off. I tried calling everyone over there to see if I could [go back on], and no one would call me back.”

A few places ran with the story, and contacted the local high school information director, who said they could probably work something out with Olsen if he wanted to use the field during non-school hours.

Olsen took to Twitter to say the whole thing was blown on proportion.  Since we haven’t blown it out of proportion yet, we better start now.

“This HS field thing has gotten outa control. Just to get story str8. No class was on field. Met no teachers. Left when asked and called school,” Olsen wrote.   “Asked If I could sign paperwork or use at another time in message which wasn’t returned.  Also have been to the school to speak to various classes and groups with no issue since moved in district. Blown way out proportion.”

Thankfully, no high school gym participants were hurt during Olsen’s workout sessions.

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21 Responses to “Greg Olsen: Story of getting booted from high school blown out of proportion”
  1. dempsey63 says: Apr 16, 2011 10:08 AM

    This sounds like an issue with race, gender and religious overtones. I’m glad the U.S. Supreme Court is taking Olsen’s argument under advisement and that Congressional action is being considered.

  2. gcsuk says: Apr 16, 2011 10:20 AM

    Thank God the draft is in 2 weeks. Maybe then there will be a REAL story.

  3. Davo says: Apr 16, 2011 10:27 AM

    Oh Gawd, please, let the lockout end soon!

  4. rhopperstad says: Apr 16, 2011 10:37 AM

    Greg Greg Greg, to fit it and not have any trouble next time you have to wear your pants half way down your ass, your cap sideways with a scarf under, get some bling, … come on dude

  5. richgannon says: Apr 16, 2011 11:09 AM

    In the words of the great Emmit Smith

    This whole story is getting blowed outta proportion.

  6. favrelous says: Apr 16, 2011 11:11 AM

    Mark chmura has a special offseason training group here.

  7. krow101 says: Apr 16, 2011 11:33 AM

    On the positive side, if he spends a few more weeks there he may finally have enough credits to graduate.

  8. leftcoastnative says: Apr 16, 2011 11:53 AM

    Olsen needs to understand that his sense of “entitlement” to use a school facility and field is under regulations beyond his own scope of interest. Maybe he should have thought about seeking permission first and finding out what rules and regulations the school district employees have to address rather than just walking onto the field and expecting it to be OK. How many schools have had issues these past few years with intruders on school property? The district and its employees are first responsible and liable for the safety of students and staff. Even parents and legal guardians have to sign in at the front office before going on campus so why should he have a free run?

  9. Slackmo says: Apr 16, 2011 12:04 PM

    When the NFL owners lock you out, you aren’t allowed to play football anywhere.

  10. charliewade says: Apr 16, 2011 12:15 PM

    When speaking to groups on campus, he is being escorted and watched/supervised by school personnel. Big difference there between that and using school property by himself.

    He was an unauthorized person on a public school campus and was simply asked to leave. Happens *all* the time on campuses everywhere. Guys come to shoot hoop during school hours, they are asked to leave. Big deal.

    That no one got returned his calls is just someone not being polite.

    There’s no story here. He’s not being singled out.

  11. Kave Krew says: Apr 16, 2011 12:41 PM

    He also for some reason cannot visit a Chuckie Cheese….

  12. realitypolice says: Apr 16, 2011 1:50 PM

    rhopperstad says:
    Apr 16, 2011 10:37 AM
    Greg Greg Greg, to fit it and not have any trouble next time you have to wear your pants half way down your ass, your cap sideways with a scarf under, get some bling, … come on dude
    ==================

    Yay, racism!

  13. thefiesty1 says: Apr 16, 2011 1:57 PM

    Go to Golds or 24 Hour Fitness instead of going to high school ogling all the teenage girls.

  14. hobartbaker says: Apr 16, 2011 2:06 PM

    They heard he played in the NFL and decided he wasn’t the type of person they wanted mixing with local youth.

  15. whatswiththehate says: Apr 16, 2011 2:10 PM

    dempsey63 says:
    Apr 16, 2011 10:08 AM
    This sounds like an issue with race, gender and religious overtones. I’m glad the U.S. Supreme Court is taking Olsen’s argument under advisement and that Congressional action is being considered.
    —————————–
    Yes, we do need Congress to get on this ASAP…But then again, at the rate both Congress and this NFL strike is operating, we will be bombarded with 1000 more articles like this while waiting to see which one can resolved a simple issue first.

  16. truninerfan49 says: Apr 16, 2011 2:15 PM

    I wonder if Jamie Dukes considers him a caucasian street guy?

  17. aldavisisthenfl says: Apr 16, 2011 2:34 PM

    I’d like to think that if Greg was a QB Warren Moon would have intervened on his behalf………..

  18. fatfreddystubbs says: Apr 16, 2011 3:06 PM

    Is it really possible for a story that no one cared about in the first place to get “blown out of proportion”?

  19. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 16, 2011 3:17 PM

    Only portion of the story they left out: he had no pants on while working out…..

  20. hosmachine says: Apr 16, 2011 9:00 PM

    He was really there to scout for Mark Sanchez.

  21. keramidas21 says: Apr 16, 2011 9:29 PM

    wow! he lives by stevenson?!?!?! i live like 10 minutes away from him and i never knew it, haha!

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