Mugshot, more arrest details released of football player who inspired ‘The Blind Side’

Michael Oher’s mugshot has been released after he assaulted his Uber driver in Nashville, Tennessee.

As Crime Online recently reported, the Carolina Panthers offensive tackle, whose life story was told in the Oscar award winning movie The Blind Side, attacked his Uber driver while on the way to a restaurant in Nashville.

On April 14, the football player got in the Uber along with four friends and told the driver to follow another car. After driving for a little while, the driver started to think that the car he was following didn’t know where it was going. The driver offered to lead the way to their destination, but Oher grew angry thinking that the man was just trying to get more money out of him, so the two began to argue.

When the car stopped to let two of it’s occupants out to use the bathroom, Oher stepped out of the car and confronted the driver who had exited the vehicle to open the passenger door.

Oher then allegedly pushed the man to the ground and kicked the man in the leg before his friends were able to pull him away.

The football player was cited for misdemeanor assault and later turned himself in to be booked.

SEC Country reports that Oher went to police and turned himself in on Tuesday.

He will appear in court before General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn on June 6.

After playing football for Ole Miss, Oher was taken 23rd by the Baltimore Ravens. He played with the Ravens for five seasons before signing a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Tennessee Titans in 2014 only to be released a year later.

Oher missed the last 13 games of the 2016 season because of a concussion. He remains in concussion protocol.

The movie The Blind Side, which came out in 2009, told the story of Oher’s youth. Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her role in the movie as Oher’s adoptive mother.

[Feature photo: Metro Nashville Police Department]