Michael Oher, Carolina Panthers player who was subject of ‘The Blind Side’ accused of assaulting an Uber driver


Tackle Michael Oher #73 of the Carolina Panther addresses the media prior to Super Bowl 50 at the San Jose Convention Center/ San Jose Marriott on February 2, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher is accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville, Tennessee, according to WSOC, citing Nashville police.

The high-profile football player, whose life was the subject of the popular Sandra Bullock movie “The Blind Side,” was cited for the alleged assault.

The Uber driver claims that on April 14 the two got into an argument during a ride to downtown Nashville. The driver said he put his hand on Oher’s face and then Oher knocked him to the ground.

Oher has been ordered to appear for booking on May 8 on the misdemeanor assault citation.

Oher has been with the Panthers since 2015. He has been placed on concussion protocol since the end of September 2016. He missed the last 13 games of the 2016 season.

“We are aware an incident occurred involving Michael,” The Panthers said in a statement sent to WSOC. “We have no further comment at this time.”

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