NFL Player Michael Oher Tries To Blame “The Blind Side” For His Career Going Downhill

Remember the film that made America fall in love with Sandra Bullock again? The 2009 sports drama was a massive hit, taking home more than $300 million and landing Bullock an Oscar and a Golden Globe award.

But not everyone loved the movie. Carolina Panthers left tackle, Michael Oher, claims it ruined his football career. As most of you know, the movie was about Oher and his struggles before being “saved” by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw’s characters, because ol’ Timmy must be in every single movie about high school football.

Anyway, Oher claims the movie has taken away from what he does on the field as a player.

I’m not trying to prove anything. 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.

After helping Baltimore win the Super Bowl in the 2012 season, his career started to go downhill. He wasn’t re-signed after a poor 2013 season; however, he did sign a five-year, $20 million deal with the Titans in 2014. He ended up being released in the offseason after only playing 11 games, thanks to an injured toe.

Now he’s with the Panthers, and he’s ready to prove he still has the talent. His toe is 100% after surgery, but it doesn’t look like his head is 100% in the game.

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

Come on, Oher. I am sure you do take some sh-t in the locker room, but the fans online and the people on TV aren’t “hating” on you because of some movie that came out six years ago. They’re criticizing your performance on the field. You are the only one bringing up the movie.

Move on. Put it all behind you and maybe you’ll actually start doing your job again.