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Michael Oher Says ‘Blind Side’ Movie Hurt His Career

Michael Oher Says ‘Blind Side’ Movie Hurt His Career
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Michael Oher Says ‘Blind Side’ Movie Hurt His Career

“The Blind Side” may be all about him and his family, but Michael Oher definitely isn’t a fan of the movie that gave Sandra Bullock an Oscar for Best Actress.

The film tells the story of how Oher became a first-round draft pick in 2009 for the Baltimore Ravens.

However, the Carolina Panthers left tackle said on Wednesday that the movie has had a negative effect on his career.

“I’m not trying to prove anything,” Oher said, as quoted by ESPN.

“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.”

He then said it bluntly: he’s not a fan of “The Blind Side.”

“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.”

“The Blind Side” grossed an amount more than $300 million.

Oher won with the Baltimores during 2012 Super Bowl as starting left tackle. In 2013, after a bad year, he was not called to re-sign a contract. In 2014, he signed another deal with the Tennessee Titans but he was soon released after a toe injury.

“That’s taken away from my football,” Oher said.

“That’s why people criticize me. That’s why people look at me every single play.”

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