Keaton Kristick’s chances of making the 49ers’ 53-man roster were slim to begin with. The undrafted rookie linebacker from Oregon State didn’t do himself any favors, then, when he and two teammates took a golf cart for a joyride on March 14.
Kristick, former Beavers quarterback Kyle Moevao and senior defensive tackle Brennan Olander have been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, as reported by the (Corvallis, Ore.) Gazette-Times. Just a golf cart, yes, but the infraction is a felony.
All three young men entered pleas of innocent Wednesday.
Per the Gazette-Times: “The black and orange cart was reported stolen March 14. At 3:54 a.m. on March 18, Oregon State Police found the cart, damaged, in a parking spot for the handicapped in the 2800 block of Southwest Western Boulevard. … Witnesses said they saw a man driving the cart earlier, and he had flipped it over.”
Flipping a golf cart? Is this Keaton Kristick or Buster Keaton?
Moevao had already been cited for the incident. Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson later decided there was enough evidence to charge all three athletes.
Kristick competed at the 49ers’ rookie camp last weekend. He is finishing up a degree in business at OSU.