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Michael Oher Says 'The Blind Side' Had a Negative Effect on His Career


Most people would love to have a movie made about their life. Turns out Michael Oher is not one of those people.

The Panthers left tackle said "The Blind Side" had a negative effect on his career. A movie made about Oher's earlier life overcoming various struggles and his growing relationship with the Tuohy's.

"People look at me, and they take thigns away from me because of a movie," Oher told ESPN. "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."

Oher goes on to say that people unfairly judge him based on things they saw in the blockbuster hit starring Sandra Bullock.

"This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not ... that has nothing to do with football," Oher said. "It's something else off the field. That's why I don't like that movie."

The man responsible for watching the blind side of Cam Newton this season says the movie gives him a bad rep and puts a lot of pressure on him.

"That's taken away from my football," Oher continued. "That's why people criticize me. That's why people look at me every single play."

Oher hopes that the movie and the attention it has placed on him will be a moot point this season. His main focus is football.

"I'm tired of the movie. I'm here to play football."