Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Oher (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ESPN) – “The Blind Side” may have been a box office hit, but the player it was about has been blindsided by its effect on his NFL career.

Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher said Wednesday the 2009 movie about his life has taken away from what he does as a player.

The subject came up when Oher was asked if a minicamp scrape between him and defensive end Kony Ealy showed he has to prove his worth after struggling the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.

“I’m not trying to prove anything,” Oher said. “People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. 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.


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