Football Player From ‘The Blind Side’ Charged With Assault
Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher has been charged with assault in connection with an April incident with an Uber driver in Nashville, Tennessee.
Many will recognize Oher’s name from the award-winning movie “The Blind Side,” from the book by the same name, which is based on the NFL star’s own life story from a homeless childhood to the NFL draft.
The Uber driver has accused Oher of shoving him to the ground and kicking him in his leg after an argument broke out and the NFL player allegedly assaulted him when the pulled off the road during the trip, WKRN reports.
The driver picked the former Tennessee Titan player and four friends up in his car to take them to a house in Nashville. During the ride, the driver tried to take an alternate route causing the argument between him and Oher, according to the report.
Two passengers asked the driver to pull over so they could use the restroom. When he stopped and exited to open the doors for the passengers, Oher allegedly got out of the vehicle and confronted him.
The 30-year-old was cited for misdemeanor assault after the April 14 incident. Oher is expected to appear in court on Monday for booking, according to The Tennessean.