Courtesy: Nashville Police Dept.
UPDATE: The Davidson County District Legal professional Workplace confirmed to E! Information on Oct. 31 that fees towards Michael Oher have been dismissed in settlement with the sufferer by his lawyer.
NFL participant Michael Oher, whose life impressed the 2009 Sandra Bullock film The Blind Aspect, has been accused of misdemeanor assault of an Uber driver in Nashville.
The 30-year-old Carolina Panthers offensive deal with, a local of Memphis, is due in court docket Monday. He has not commented. A crew spokesperson advised ESPN, “We’re conscious an incident occurred involving Michael. We have now no additional remark presently.”
In accordance with a police report obtained by E! Information, police responded to a report of an assault at a fuel station. The officer stated the “sufferer acknowledged he was an Uber driver and he had picked up [Oher] and 4 different pals” at a house to go to a restaurant. He stated Oher had instructed him to comply with one other automotive from the house. Nevertheless, as they drove, the motive force “didn’t really feel the lead automobile knew the place they have been going and instructed that he take the lead,” the police report stated.
An argument then broke out between him and Oher, who “felt as if [the driver] was simply making an attempt to gather extra fare cash.” The group then determined to go to a comedy membership and as they drove and the lads continued to argue, two passengers requested to cease to make use of a toilet.
The motive force pulled right into a fuel station and as he acquired out to open the door for them, Oher stepped out of the automotive and confronted him, the police report stated. It acknowledged that the drive then put his palms up in direction of Oher’s face, who then pushed him onto the bottom and “kicked him within the leg.” The remaining two passengers within the automotive then acquired out and restrained the soccer participant.
He was then cited for misdemeanor assault.
“We have been involved with the motive force and are grateful he’s doing OK,” an Uber spokesperson advised E! Information. “No violence of any variety can be tolerated on the Uber app.”
(Initially revealed on Friday, Might 5, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. PDT.)