Litigation Continues Between Michael Oher and Adoptive Family
Former NFL Tackle Seeks Resolution in Ongoing Legal Battle
The legal dispute between former NFL tackle Michael Oher and the family that took him in, without formally adopting him, continues to unfold. Recent revelations have shed light on the financial transactions between Oher and the Tuohy family, who reportedly paid him over $138,000 in profits derived from the book and film adaptation of “The Blind Side.”
A sworn document, prepared and submitted at the behest of the presiding judge, has provided evidence of the payments made to Oher. These payments were disbursed in ten separate installments spanning from June 2007 to April 2023. Additionally, the document asserts that the Tuohys generously supported Oher during his formative years, investing tens of thousands of dollars from their own pockets to aid him throughout high school and college.
This financial evidence forms part of a larger puzzle, as it raises questions about Oher’s entitlements, the Tuohys’ earnings from the book and film, and the actual amount Oher received. The intricate nature of these financial arrangements adds complexity to the ongoing litigation.
Conservatorship Arrangement Terminated by Surprised Judge
In a surprising turn of events, the presiding judge has already terminated a longstanding conservatorship arrangement, expressing astonishment that it was ever approved in the first place. This decision further underscores the contentious nature of the legal proceedings.
Oher, who was a first-round draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens in 2009, went on to play for the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers during his professional football career. His journey from a troubled upbringing to NFL success was famously depicted in “The Blind Side,” which garnered widespread acclaim.