Oher Doesn't Let Movie Distract Him

Oher Doesn't Let Movie Distract Him

Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher shrugs his massive shoulders when asked about his life story - one considered so compelling it's the subject of the movie "The Blind Side"scheduled to open nationwide this week. 

It's a Hollywood version of Oher's incredible journey from destitute, uneducated Memphis teen to college graduate and millionaire starting right tackle for the Ravens. Based on Michael Lewis' best-selling book of the same name, the Warner Bros. movie highlights Oher's close relationship with the rich white family that helped change his life.

But Oher, 23, hasn't yet made plans to see the premiere Tuesday in New York - the day after the Ravens play at the Cleveland Browns on "Monday Night Football." Nor has he set a date to catch it at a local theater when it opens here Friday. 

"I am not curious. I am not in a hurry to see it," said the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Oher, who was selected by the Ravens with the 23rd overall pick in April's draft. "But I will watch it eventually."

It's not that he's opposed to the movie or embarrassed by its premise.

"I am never ashamed of where I came from," Oher said. "Where I came from, a lot of people don't make it out. I think it has made me a tougher person, a better player."

Those close to him, however, are plenty interested in this film.

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