Ravens tackle Michael Oher is probably the NFL’s most famous lineman: If you go to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, there’s a good chance that there will be someone there who doesn’t really follow football, but knows who Oher is. That’s because Oher’s life story was told in the bestselling book and hit movie The Blind Side.
But Oher could do without all the publicity that Hollywood gave him.
“I’m tired of the movie. I’m here to play football,” Oher said when asked about it at Super Bowl Media Day.
Oher wasn’t thrilled with his portrayal in the movie, particularly scenes depicting him not knowing what he was doing at his first football practice. But Oher does say that the movie accurately portrayed the love he has for his adoptive family.
“I’ve got them coming to the game,” Oher said. “They’re still my family.”
So that part of the movie is real. The part about Oher needing Sandra Bullock to show him how to block is Hollywood.