Concussion blind sides Oher’s NFL career
OFFENSIVE tackle Michael Oher, whose unlikely rise from childhood poverty to the NFL was told in the movie The Blind Side, was released yesterday by the Carolina Panthers after failing his team physical.
The 31- year- old blocker, a member of Baltimore’s 2013 Super Bowl championship squad, has been in the NFL concussion protocol since last September.
Oher started the first three games last season for Carolina before suffering a concussion that kept him out the remainder of the season.
Oher’s eight- season, 110game NFL career began with Baltimore in 2009. He left for Tennessee in 2014 but was dropped after one season and signed with the Panthers in 2015. He started every game for the Carolina squad that reached Super Bowl 50, losing to the Denver Broncos.
The Blind Side told the remarkable story of Oher’s rise from homelessness to becoming a star footballer.