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Carolina Panthers release offensive tackle Michael Oher

22 July 2017, 12:35 | Gerardo Harmon

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Michael Oher Subject of'The Blind Side' Released by Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher, who has been in the National Football League concussion protocol since last September, was released Thursday after failing a physical.

The 31-year-old posted and quickly deleted an Instagram photo showing 10 pill bottles with the caption, "all for the brain" back in June that had everybody anxious about his longterm health. Oher missed the last 13 games of last season in the concussion protocol.

Oher tweeted Thursday after his release that the "brain is a scary thing".

The announcement came just two days after Oher voiced his opinion on the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman.

Oher, 31, is guaranteed $900,000 as part of injury protection benefits.

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In an incident that took place on April 14, Oher was accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville after requesting a ride to a comedy club. Oher started all 16 regular season games in his first season with Carolina, including three postseason starts.

The Panthers appeared set to move on with Daryl Williams and rookie Taylor Moton at right tackle after a June minicamp.

Oher was a member of the 2012 Ravens Super Bowl team.

It's the first personnel move under Panthers new interim general manager Marty Hurney, who was hired on Wednesday. Actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman who helped Oher rise despite homelessness and parents who battled addiction or spent time in prison.




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