ProFootballTalk Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher has been cited for misdemeanor assault after an incident with an Uber driver. Oher, who is one of the NFL’s most famous players because his life story was made into The Blind Side, was cited by Nashville police, according to WKRN. WSOC reports that an Uber driver claimed he and Oher got into an argument during a ride on April 14. The driver says he put his hand on Oher’s face and Oher knocked him to the ground. Oher is set to appear for booking on Monday. The Panthers confirmed they are aware of the incident but said nothing further. “We are aware an incident occurred involving Michael. We have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement. Oher suffered a concussion in Week Three of last season, missed the rest of the year and still hasn’t been medically cleared to return, although the Panthers said in March that Oher is working out and feels great.
Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher has been cited for assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville, Tennessee. Apparently Oher and his friends were in an Uber on the way to a restaurant when they commented that the Uber driver did not know where he was going, and when they got to their destination the angry Uber driver put his hands in Oher’s face, at which point the massive Oher shoved the Uber driver to the ground. Oher then allegedly kicked the Uber driver in the leg while he was down, before being restrained by his friends, which ended the incident. Oher missed the final 13 games of the 2016 season after suffering a concussion, and while he played left tackle for the Panthers in 2016, but he is expected to slide to the right side in 2017 after the acquisition of Ryan Kalil in free agency.
I wonder if Oher was Blindsided by the allegations? Or if he Blindsided the cab Uber driver?