Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Carolina Panthers release offensive tackle Michael Oher

Carolina Panthers release OT Michael Oher from team	 	 	 			Michael Oher Carolina Panthers release OT Michael Oher from team Michael Oher
Rita Gibson | 21 July, 2017, 02:57

Michael Oher, the offensive tackle who was subject of "The Blind Side", has been released from the Carolina Panthers following lingering concussion issues.

The inspiration for the 2009 move The Blind Side played in just three games last season before a concussion forced him to be declared inactive for the next seven games.

In an announcement made Thursday by the Panthers, it was revealed that Oher had "failed a physical", also confirmed in a tweet from NFL Network reporter, Tom Pelissero.

Oher, a first-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, has been in the NFL concussion protocol since last September. Guy really cares about you as a person just not the player.

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On Thursday, Rivera said Michael's health always came first, especially when making such a decision.

On Twitter, Oher wrote, "The Brain is a scary thing". The contract contained a potential out after the 2017 season where the Panthers could release him with only $2 million in dead money on the salary cap.

Oher, one of the few players on social media to support former Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman after he was sacked Monday, has a Friday court date in Nashville, Tennessee, after being charged with misdemeanor assault. He was a member of the Baltimore's Super Bowl XLVII championship team following the 2012 season.

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