NFL player Michael Oher gained much popularity after the movie “The Blind Side” came out in 2009. The movie, which also starred actor Sandra Bullock in it, shed some light on Oher’s life including his personal issues and his success. The current Carolina Panthers player is now dealing with a current issue, his own movie. When interviewed by ESPN on Wednesday, Oher said the movie has been a detriment to his football career:
“People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. They don’t really see the skills and the kind of player I am. That’s why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field. This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not, that has nothing to do with football. It’s something else off the field. That’s why I don’t like that movie. I know what type of player I am. Everybody else that I know knows what type of player I am.”
Ever since the movie about Oher came out, he has stated his displeasure about the movie, saying the film was inaccurate. Specifically, Oher had a false depiction of him being a football novice, until he was taken in by the Tuohy family, who’s credited in the film as molding Oher into a University of Mississippi standout, who later became a first-round NFL draft pick in 2009. “I always knew how to play football growing up, playing football is what got me to this point.” Hopefully the NFL tackle can make a turn around with his new team, the Carolina Panthers.