Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher missed the first day of voluntary organized team activities with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, but he reportedly plans to show for a mandatory minicamp in June.
A source told ESPN’s David Newton that Oher plans to attend the minicamp from June 13-15 and that the player hopes to contribute for Carolina this season if cleared from the concussion protocol. He missed the Panthers’ final 13 games last season after being placed into the protocol.
It has been a difficult offseason for the subject of the 2009 movie, “The Blind Side.” In May, news came out that Oher was cited for misdemeanor assault of an Uber driver in Nashville. Shortly after, he turned himself in and was booked on an assault charge.
We’ll see if Oher can work through the trouble. Showing up for a mandatory minicamp would be a positive step in getting his career back on track following the incident with the Uber driver. Still, there’s a bunch of work to be done.
Oher will have plenty to prove to his Carolina teammates and Panthers officials.