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Who is Michael Oher? claimed he was not adopted as shown in “The Blind Side” movie

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 15, 2023. 08:12 pm UPDATED: Aug 15, 2023. 08:12 pm

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Former NFL player Michael Oher recently asserted that he was not adopted by a wealthy white family as suggested in the 2009 movie “The Blind Side.” A Tennessee court document that ESPN on Monday was able to obtain contains information about how they allegedly used him to increase their wealth at his expense.

Oher lived with Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy during his senior year of high school, but a 14-page petition filed in Shelby County, Tennessee, claims that they did not adopt him. According to the petition filed with the court, less than three months after Oher turned 18 in 2004, the couple allegedly tricked him into signing a document designating them as his conservators.

Michael Oher: Who is he?

On May 28, 1986, Michael Jerome Oher was born. During his eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL), he was a professional offensive tackle for American football, mostly playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

When he played college football for the University of Mississippi, he was recognized as an undisputed All-American. Ultimately, he was chosen by the Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Oher also showed off his skills while playing for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.

On July 30, 2009, Oher agreed to a five-year, $13.8 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens. At the start of the 2009 season, he started at right tackle. Because of the injury to lineman Jared Gaither, Oher’s position was changed to left tackle. In week eight, he went back to playing right tackle, where he had started.

Oher’s transition from his senior year of high school to his first year of college was the subject of Michael Lewis’ 2006 book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” and the 2009 Academy Award-winning film “The Blind Side.” Both the novel and the movie depict the Tuohy family as having adopted Oher.

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